Coats for Kids was established as a means to bring warmth to the hearts, minds and bodies of children in need by providing them with new winter coats. Winter can be an especially difficult season for families experiencing financial hardship. The Coats for Kids program ensures that at-risk children stay warm when the temperature drops, helping these children stay healthy and attend school.
A relationship with partner schools throughout the community is absolutely essential to the Coats for Kids program. Working with many of the same schools partnered with in the Back(pack) to School program, helps at-risk children in more ways than just one. Each year, administrators and educators from these schools help to select which children are eligible to receive assistance through the Coats for Kids program – based upon individual circumstances and financial need.
The Coats for Kids program proudly partners with the national chain department store JC Penney. Each year, JC Penney provides 2,000 coats and heavy sweaters to give to children across the country that are in dire need of a new winter coat. This relationship allows the GSF Foundation to help more children in need of its services.
- Santa is in the House for the GSF Garner Charity Coat Drive — January 31, 2014
Your support or contribution to the Coats for Kids Program can help purchase and deliver coats to children in need, helping them stay warm throughout the cold winter season.
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