LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – Many of us still don’t think about winter coats, especially with the warmth we see. But that’s not the case for an organization that wants to make sure kids are warm this winter.
7News spoke to Coats for Kids member Reedy Daly about the program, their goals for this year and how many coats they need to effectively meet community needs.
So far, the program has acquired approximately 60 coats and $7,000 in donations. However, to reach their ultimate goal of $20,000 and effectively meet the children’s needs, they will need additional help from caring people in the community.
In 2021, Coats for Kids was able to supply 828 coats to children in Lawton, but the need in 2022 is over 1,200; that’s a 44% increase from last year.
WellFast Urgent Care at 1902 E Gore Blvd, Viridian Coffee at 343 NW 2nd Street, Toy Chiropractic Clinic at 7007 NW Cache Rd, Central Plaza Shopping Mall at 200 SW C Ave, and Allstate Danny Cooper at 817 H Street in Elgin are all accepting businesses. donations for Coats for Kids. Drop boxes will be available at these locations until September 30.
For more information about Coats for Kids, you can call Darlene Anderson at (580) 248-2600 or visit their Facebook page here.
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