Local hip hop artist and philanthropist Ozone is once again holding the Hot Nights & Warm Coats clothing drive for local students. For the third year in a row now, Ozone's event will seek "gently used" coats to benefit Impact NW this Saturday, Sept. 18 at Creston Park, 4454 SE Powell Blvd. in Portland.
From 4 to 9 p.m., there will be free barbecue, drinks and fun. This event will not feature amplified music, but "that however, has never stopped anyone I know from rapping," says Ozone. The event will go on rain or shine.
All the coats collected at the event will be donated by Impact NW to low-income children and children from single parent households. The goal is provide students with basic building blocks of self-esteem to encourage their attendance in school.
Ozone is also the man behind such events as Foodwars 3, which raised over 9,000 cans of food earlier this year.
For more information, visit Ozone's webpage at www.ozoneshiphopshowcase.com or www.impactnw.org.