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Maine woman tapes free coats to light poles for the needy

Maine woman tapes free coats to light poles for the needy
Posted at 12:04 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 12:04:00-05

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A woman in Portland, Maine, is starting a campaign to encourage people to tape free coats to light poles to help the needy this winter.

Gabby Kaper taped several jackets with notes on them in downtown Portland. WCSH-TV (http://on.wcsh6.com/1Xv0tKO ) reports that the notes read: "I am not lost! Please take me if you need me!"

Kaper says she got the jackets for a dollar each at Goodwill. She is using social media to ask people to do the same. She says $5 spent on jackets is enough to "make five people less freezing."

Kaper says people are already starting to take the jackets and to wear them.