Coats & Shoes for Kids
In a typical year, we reach out to school nurses, secretaries, and teachers in Coos and Curry Counties and ask them to identify K-12 students most in need of a new coat or pair of shoes that year. Selected students receive a voucher to redeem at the Coos Bay Walmart on a specified day, or by way of volunteers who shop for these students after the event. In November 2019, we were able to provide over 370 students with a new coat or pair of shoes!
During the 2020 pandemic, we pivoted our program to work with school staff to identify students or families most in need of a little winter support, and provided 154 families with a $25 gift card.
The need continues, and you can help – make a $25 donation to support a Coos or Curry County family in need this fall. Thank you for your support!