Winter is bearing down on San Antonio like a freight train, and Five Star Cleaners is ramping up its 'Cold Days, Warm Hearts' winter coat project, 1200 WOAI news reprots.

  Five Star Cleaners will take your used coat, clean it, and then distribute it to one of several charities, from SAMMinistries to Christian Assistance Ministries to Dress for Success.

  Five Star Cleaners President Sherlene Thum says since the coat drive began thirty  years ago, more than 100,000 coats have been collected.

  "We already have had some miserable and wet days, especially Thanksgiving week, and we will have more and more like them in the weeks to come," Thum said.  "That is why Five Star Cleaners' 'Cold Days Warm Hearts' Winter Coat Project is so important again this year, and we are hoping that our generous residents will open their hearts and thier closets for this effort."

  Patrons who donate a coat will recei e a gtax receipt, and a $5 gift certificate toward any future dry cleaning order.