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Ohio State Offensive Tackle Paris Johnson Hosting Winter Coat Drive

Johnson has raised more than $10,000 through his foundation to assist veterans, student-athletes and the homeless.
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Though his foundation, Ohio State junior offensive tackle Paris Johnson has partnered with the Columbus Dream Center and Hometeam Properties to host a winter coat drive this Monday.

People are asked to bring new or gently used coats to The View on Fifth (1401 Holly Ave in Columbus) from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 10, at which time Johnson will be participating in a meet-and-greet with fans.

“It’s a great time to just be able to give coats to kids and homeless people in the area,” Johnson said during his media availability on Wednesday evening.

Johnson established the foundation that bears his name in high school. Since then, he’s raised for than $10,000 to serve more than 100 veterans and 350 student-athlete by hosting gift and toy drives during the holidays and providing food, clothing and toiletries to the homeless.

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Back in February, Johnson partnered with former Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller to distribute beds to children in Nicaragua, where Miller helps operate a school and distributes food and medicine to less-fortunate families though missionary work.

If you’re unable to attend the coat drive, you can still donate to though the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation’s website. Those who donate $65 or more will receive a sweatshirt with Johnson’s personal logo.

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