Olathe group gives away free clothes for winter

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OLATHE, Kan. -- Hundreds of people from around the metro are a little warmer tonight, and it's all thanks to some students in Johnson County.

Racks of jackets and coats, tables of hats and scarves, and rows of boots and shoes were all out on display. The only thing missing were the cash registers.

Members of Prince of Peace Church in Olathe have collected these donations over the past two weeks to give away to anyone that needs them.

They sorted and folded items on Sunday for more than 2,000 people who came to get a little help in handling the winter weather.

"I like being able to see people's faces when they walk in and seeing their face light up when they see  a hat that they like or a coat that they like," one volunteer said.

The drive goes back to almost a decade ago when a group of eighth graders started it as a class project. Now, their younger brothers and sisters are continuing their efforts.

An event aimed at keeping others warm is now warming the hearts of its volunteers.