'New To You' consignment shop giving away free coats in Lufkin

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin consignment shop is giving away free coats to keep the community warm.

'New To You' on Atkinson Drive has racks of all different kind of coats out front and they are completely free to anyone who needs them.

The coats were donated to the faith family church in burke from a mission in Florida.

Owner of the shop, James Cole says it's sad that there's a need but he's glad to be in a position to help.

"You know the human thing is I want to charge and really when I got to praying about it I wanted to do the right thing for the community and for the people that have a need and so we just decided to donate them and give them away," said Cole. "You showed up, you need a coat, you qualify."

Cole says 1,200 coats were donated to his church, most were given away during their community Thanksgiving last Sunday. 300 were given away free Tuesday and he hopes the rest will go soon.

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