1st Annual Blankets for Bourbon in Norwalk

The owner of a Norwalk liquor store is making some very rare bottles of bourbon available this Christmas, but if you want them – you’ll need to donate some warm clothes.

“This is the first time we’re doing this, and as you saw, the amount of support has been tremendous,” says Beverage King owner Harsha Bethi.

Bethi says coats, blankets and shoes are on their way to the shelter and community closet at Open Doors.  Each item donated fetches a set number of raffle tickets printed up just for the occasion.

At the end of the drive, there will be a drawing and the 40 winners will be able to buy one rare bottle of bourbon and other whiskeys at retail price. In some cases, that can mean saving hundreds of dollars.

Donated items will help dozens of families stay warm this winter.  Officials at Open Doors say this time of year, winter clothes can be the difference between life and death.

“All of us, we’re generous, we are good people. Sometimes we just need that fire underneath us to kind of be like, you know what? Let’s go do something,” said Bethi.

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