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Senior Citizens Inc. kicks off blanket donation drive

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Senior Citizens Inc. is holding a blanket donation drive. 

The Blanket Drive will kick off on Jan. 6 from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Starbucks store located at 5500 Abercorn St. in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center. 

Blanket donations will be accepted until Jan. 31, and anyone donating a new blanket at the following Starbucks coffee stores and at the Senior Citizens Inc. headquarters, will receive a coupon for a free tall cup of coffee from Starbucks. 

Blanket donations can be made at these Starbucks locations:

  • 49 E. Montgomery Cross Road
  • 2106 E. Victory Dr.
  • 1 E. Broughton St.
  • 5500 Abercorn St. (Twelve Oaks Shopping Center)
  • 7804 Abercorn St. (Oglethorpe Mall)

"So many of our seniors cannot afford their heat bills and the blanket keeps them warm," said a donor.

"With the weather we are about to go through, this is so important. a blanket does not sound like much but it really takes the edge off," said Patti Lyons, president of Senior Citizens Inc.

 To qualify to receive a blanket, seniors must be 65 or older and have a low income. Seniors wishing to apply for a blanket may come to Senior Citizens Inc. headquarters at 3025 Bull St. and provide proof of income and a photo ID.

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