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ByJuan Castillo

They started lin­ing up at the Palmer Events Cen­ter around 10 p.m., and by the time doors opened the next morn­ing for the 26th an­nual Coats for Kids give­away, about 1,500 chil­dren and their fam­i­lies waited pa­tiently for the chance to pick out that sta­ple of kids’ wardrobes to ward off the win­ter chill, a jacket of their own.

Or­ga­niz­ers col­lected 34,000 coats at the event ear­lier this month to dis­trib­ute to low­in­come fam­i­lies, fill­ing a need they say keeps grow­ing in Austin as fam­i­lies liv­ing in poverty face tough choices on paying for rent, gas, food and util­i­ties.

“If we can pro­vide a coat, then they can take those lim­ited re­sources and put them

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