The start of the school year often brings donation drives to give kids the essentials they need to excel at school. But the winter months are a critical time to donate things like binders, pencils, pens, folders and notebooks, too. The need for the right supplies persists nearly year-round, not just at the start of the school season. Local charities also continue to need seasonal items after their big donation drives, especially in cold climates -- so keep donating your winter coats, hats, mittens, new warm socks, blankets and towels.
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