VanVleet gives back hometown, plans to donate 160 coats for Rockford kids

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford native Fred VanVleet is never a surprise off the court, as he teams up with Burlington Coat Factory to provide kids with winter coats.

VanVleet will donate 160 coats and as a part of an annual coat drive with the Washington Park Community Center. Burlington plans to match his donation.

This is not the first time VanVleet has given back to his hometown. In addition to his basketball summer camp for kids, VanVleet has given away bookbags for school and purchased food for unsuspecting lunch-goers.

The community coat drive runs through Jan. 1. If you would like to donate, you can visit one of the Burlington locations on East State Street and at Machesney Park Mall.