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College student attaches free coats to light poles

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - When Gabby Kaper walked out into the cold air after finishing up classes for the day, she wanted to do something to help people keep warm.

It was a unique approach that caught the attention of people making their way through the Congress Square area of Portland. Winter coats zipped and buttoned up to light poles. Each of them free for the taking for anyone who needed one.

Kaper attached the coats to five different poles. It was actually a simple gesture. She went to a local Goodwill Store on dollar day, where a lot of items cost just a dollar. She found the five heaviest coats and bought them for a total cost of $5.00.

"I'm a college student, I don't have that much money. There's really no excuse not to help. It was only $5.00 and it helped five people last night, So I feel pretty good about it", she said.

Kaper says as long as the weather remains cold she plans to do the same thing every Monday night after she finishes classes. She's now hoping that others will follow her lead.


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