It’s October. Some mornings, bus stop temperatures have already been in the 40s. Many families are discovering that last year’s coat no longer fits their 2nd grader. Some will rush out to the store for this winter’s stock of hats, gloves, and coats. But for most families who seek assistance at Crisis Assistance Ministry, budgets are stretched way too thin to buy a brand new coat every year as kids grow.
You Can Help
You can join neighbors from across the region who will help kids stay warm through Steve’s Coats for Kids. Beginning November 1, you can drop off new- or gently-used coats of all sizes to Crisis Assistance Ministry or one of many regional locations coordinated by WSOC-TV’s Family Focus team.
Or mark your calendar to visit WSOC-TV in person, drop off your donation, and say “hi” to Steve and his friends from the Channel 9 newsroom.
What to Donate
Coats of all sizes, colors, and styles are needed for kids from preschool all the way through high school. Often, middle and high school students wear adult sizes, so anything is welcome.
If you’re hitting the sales for a few new items to donate, you can find inspiration on our Winter Wish List where you can “point.click.ship” directly to Crisis Assistance Ministry. We’ll get them in the hands of families who need them, free of charge, through our Free Store and Partner Agency Network.