Families in need of winter clothing for their children will be able to receive coats, hats and gloves beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at the Northwest Neighborhood Place, 4018 West Market St. The items were collected through the Coats with Candyce drive.
The winter wear will be distributed until noon or until all items are given out, whichever comes first. Families will receive coats, hats, gloves, and books for each child. Children must be present with their parent or guardian.
“I’m so proud of our community for supporting this program and donating items to help our children and youth feel warm and cared for this winter,” said Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens. “This is a perfect opportunity to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and make a real difference in our students’ lives.”
The Coats with Candyce drive was sponsored by JCPS, 15th District Parent Teacher Association Clothing Assistance Program, AmeriCorps VISTA, REACH Corps and Neighborhood Place.