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Charlottesville Clothing Drive Part of National Day of Service

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Volunteers in Charlottesville are collecting warm clothes for people in need as a part of the national day of service.

President Obama started the annual tradition when he was first elected four years ago.

Organizers of the warm clothing drive packed up donations at the IX building today. They say events similar to theirs are happening all over the country are a community effort.

"The response on the part of volunteers and even just donations has been wonderful and I just think it just makes people feel good and really helps strengthen the community when we're caring for each other," said Patti Haling, community organizer.

The group will continue collecting new or gently-used warm clothing until Tuesday.

The items will then be distributed to charities in central Virginia.

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