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Coats for Kids is a non-profit serving at risk children by distributing new coats.

 

Their Mission: “To ensure that every child who needs a winter coat receives a new one”

Their Vision:

• Every child in America deserves to have a new winter coat, not a used one.
• The need for winter clothing is so great that new winter coats must be distributed throughout the winter, not just between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
• Giving a child a new winter coat, not one that is "gently used", has a dramatic and measurable impact on a child's self-esteem, on their participation in school and school activities, and in their ability to learn.
• Building understanding, support, and strong partnerships with schools, governmental and non-profit entities, including churches, who provide services to disadvantaged children are critical to achieving even limited success.
• Financial support is dependent on documented results and financial accountability.
• Each delivery of new coats must be done with respect for the children receiving them.
• Progress toward this vision is measured one coat at a time, one day at a time.

Here in the Valley, The Fresno County Sheriff’s office in conjunction with 93.7 Kiss Country, KSEE 24 and the Salvation Army has been sponsoring the Coats for Kids Campaign for more then 20 years. The Coats for Kids Campaign collects coats at various locations throughout the Valley as well as a large advertised Coat-a-Thon Drive at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis.

For more information on the Coats for Kids Foundation visit: Coats-For-Kids.org