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Help the Patriots and Cradles to Crayons keep children warm this winter

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass.– As part of an annual tradition, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation are partnering with Cradles to Crayons to help keep children warm this winter. 

Cradles to Crayons will receive more than 32,500 requests for winter essentials this season, including winter coats. The Foundation is teaming up to help fulfill these requests by collecting donations of new or gently used children's winter coats now through Nov. 15.

More than two dozen New England schools are gathering donations in support of the Foundation. The Patriots Women's Association, consisting of wives of Patriots players and coaches, will also be assisting with the collection. Coats can also be dropped off at the Patriots ProShop, The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon or the Patriot Place management office.

All coats will be inspected by the Foundation and Cradles to Crayons to ensure that families in need are receiving quality items. The coats will then be picked up by Cradles to Crayons and delivered to families in need across the state.

For more information about the Foundation's coat drive, visit http://www.patriots.com/community/collection-drives.

About the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit organization established by the Kraft family in 1994 to support charitable and philanthropic agencies throughout New England. This support comes in the form of direct grants and the donation of signed memorabilia to charitable causes, as well as from Patriots players who offer their direct support by appearing at charity functions throughout the year. The Foundation's primary goal is to support programs that aid the youth and families of the New England region by assisting programs that foster cultural diversity, education, family and health. The Foundation has taken special interest in youth programs that encourage education, creativity and development of character.  For more information about the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, please visit www.patriots.com/community.

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