|DONATE YOUR GENTLY USED WINTER COATS|
|News Releases - Civic News & Info|
|Written by Denise Zimmer|
|Tuesday, 22 November 2011 09:42|
There are very few things that make an immediate and positive impact on a child’s life. Having a warm winter coat not only keeps the child warm, but helps keep the child healthy, in school, and allows the child to play outside with other students. Warm winter coats support the physical, social and emotional needs of students. Last year, the Dr. David E. Lane Coats for Kids Program gave that gift to more than 3,300 children who would have had no protection from our cold Midwest winters. Along with coats, we provided 2,539 hats, 2,083 pairs of gloves, 144 scarves and 80 pairs of snow pants. The program was utilized by 99 area schools and 20 community agencies.
The Coats for Kids Program and Advisory Board includes volunteers from participating schools, businesses and the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA). Coats are collected, cleaned, sized and then packaged for distribution at individual schools. The program serves schools in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.
Donations of winter coats (new or used) may be taken to any Burke Cleaners location in the Quad Cities. All sizes, infant through adult, are accepted. Cash donations may now be made on our website at www.qcacoatsforkids.org or mailed to the Coats for Kids Program, in care of the Mississippi Bend AEA, 729 - 21st Street, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722. Coats for Kids is a 503.1 non-profit organization serving schools in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Donations are tax deductible.
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