A local business owner is in his 14th year of leading a charge that collects winter clothing for the needy.

Bill Stockbridge, of Central Center Hardware in Chillicothe, says Project Keep Warm seeks to gather gently used coats, scarfs, hats, and mittens.

Donations can be dropped off in a bin at Central Center Hardware through mid-December.

They will be cleaned and then given to the local soroptimist club, which will distribute the clothing to the local needy.