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Charities Across VA Benefit from Commonwealth Day of Service

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - Charities across the commonwealth, including in Charlottesville, are benefiting from a day of service as part of the inaugural festivities for Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe.

The volunteers worked alongside Del. David Toscano to fold and bag winter clothes during Saturday's Commonwealth Day of Service.

Hundreds of coats, jackets, and sweaters will be donated to the Belmont Closet Program at Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church.

“What charities love most is donations, but they don't have the manpower to sort through all those donations,” says Kevin Zeithaml of the Inaugural Committee. “So if we have 1,000 coats and basically put 1,000 coats in boxes and say, ‘Here you go,’ it's hard for them to go through and sort all those.”

The clothing drive was one of more than 80 events held across Virginia Saturday.

The governor's inauguration is January 11 in Richmond.

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