Coats & Shoes for Kids
Each fall 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!
The need – and the cost of these items – grows each year, and the addition of the 2020 pandemic has pivoted our program as follows: While funding lasts, we will work with school staff to identify students or families most in need this fall, and provide those identified families with a $25 gift card in support.
Current funding will support up to 125 families in need. You can help – make a $25 donation to support a Coos or Curry County family in need this fall. https://unitedwayswo.org/donations/4730/