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Community: Ocho coats; Roy's Ascent fashion show for Africa

The Ochocinco Soldiers for Giving of Cincinnati and Dayton embarked on a two-week campaign Friday to make winter a little warmer with Coats For Kids. The Soldiers are deploying to all Widmer's and Springdale Cleaners locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area to collect new and "gently used" coats to benefit Lighthouse Youth Services. 

Collection points are at all Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Widmer's, as well as the Springdale Cleaners in Bond Hill, Hyde Park, Monfort Heights, Tri-County and Western Hills. Collections end Oct. 31.

Lighthouse Youth Services, which relies solely on community support, provides basic necessities for teenagers living in foster care, group homes, and older youth living independently in supervised apartments.

FASHION & HOPE: Bengals safety Roy Williams, co-founder of Pros For Africa, is hosting a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at The Ascent At Roebling's Bridge in Covington, Ky.

Featured as a "One Night Stand of Fashion & Hope," Williams is teaming with the co-founders of MARA USA, Monika Rathnayake and Arlene Aranzamendez, to unveil the MARA USA Premiere Fall & Winter 2010 Collection. Also on the agenda for the $50 event is wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres.

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