Coats for Kids Winter Coat Drive

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This will be my first holiday season as a mother and one of the most important values I seek to instill in my child is compassion for others. While I look for opportunities all year long to demonstrate kindness and generosity toward those in need, there is something about the holidays that makes me more mindful of ways to give back.

Now through December 18th families can donate new or “gently used” coats to News 10’s Coats for Kids drive. Over the past 18 years over 440,000 coats have been donated to children and families in need in the Sacramento area.  This year, the goal is to collect 30,000 coats.

How many coats do you own? How many do your children own? How many still fit them??? Consider donating jackets to the cause and take advantage of this teachable moment to encourage your children to think of others.

In addition to doing a great thing and supporting our community, you can get a little *bonus* for your donations at the following East Sacramento businesses:

  • Mikuni (1530 J Street) – order the Big Red Roll and 100% of the proceeds go to Coats for Kids
  • Deeda Salon (1734 34th Street) – 10% off hair and skin services with a donation
  • Giovanni’s Pizza (6200 Folsom Blvd) – $5 off any large pizza with a donation

For more information and additional donation sites click here.

Have you donated to this cause in years past? Do you intend to participate this year? We’d love to hear any other holiday traditions you have that allow you to teach your children to give back. Comment below!

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