US Bank, 101 Gold, Community Action Agency, Comet Cleaners, and D2 Designs are once again sponsoring the Coats for Kids program in Las Cruces to help underprivileged children in our area. This is the 18th year of this program, and we are excited about getting started! This is a simple and compassionate project that makes a large impact in our community. There were over 3000 children registered last year, and because of the generous donations of new and gently used coats, as well as the cash we received, no child was turned away. Over 30,000 coats have been given to needy children in Dona Ana County, since we began this program in 1995!
As we move into the cold winter months, we know you would agree no child in our community should be without a warm winter coat. You can help us by providing volunteers to the Coats for Kids program, organizing additional coat donations within the university and or community, helping us with new ways to raise money for the Coats for Kids fund. These funds are used to purchase coats to supplement the used ones we receive. Your generosity will definitely make a difference to a child who is less fortunate. We work closely with the Social Workers and Counselors in the Las Cruces Public Schools, Hatch Public Schools, and the Gadsden School District to help us identify children, birth through the 5th grade, who need a coat.
The distribution of coats will be Saturday November17th at 8am until noon at US Bank on Amador in Las Cruces. It has become a tradition to end the coat receiving experience with candy canes from Santa Clause, a napkin of cookies and milk for each child. Pro’s Ranch Market has kindly donated 1700 cookies for distribution day. Volunteers will be accommodated on the morning of distribution with coffee from Starbucks on North Telshor and doughnuts from Bosa Donuts in Las Cruces. All families will also receive a free hotdog and drink from the Wienerschnitzel wagon as they exit.
We are in need of volunteers to sort coats the last two weeks of October. Volunteers are needed to decorate the distribution area of the bank the week of November 5th. Volunteers are also needed to help lead families through the process of choosing their coats on distribution day. If you would like to volunteer your time or know of a group that would like to volunteer please call Alycia at 575-541-0202.
Please join us in making Southern New Mexico a warm and wonderful place to live and grow for all children. Please check your closets for coats to donate, or mail your cash donation to Coats for Kids at US Bank, 277 East Amador, Las Cruces, NM 88001. A tax-exempt receipt will be provided through our partner, Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. Thank you for your consideration.
Sr. Vice President – US BANK
Chairman/Coats for Kids
Promotions Director – 101 Gold, Sales Manager – D2 Designs
Campaign Coordinator/Coats for Kids
A Special Thank You for Generous Donations from:
Prices Creameries for donating a milk for each child to help maintain the tradition of each child receiving milk and cookies after they receive their coat.
Pro’s Ranch Market for donating cookies for each child and helping to brighten their day.
Starbucks on Lohman for donating coffee for our volunteers.
Thank you to everyone that has offered to volunteer, your help is greatly appreciated!!