Local charities are asking for donations of coats to help children keep warm this winter.
The Coats for Kids project is looking for good quality, clean used or new coats and cold weather clothing for 0 – 11 year olds in Teignbridge. Donations of coats can be taken to the Teignbridge Council reception at Forde House or Citizens’ Advice Bureau reception, Market Walk Newton Abbot. This is the second year the Coats For Kids project has been run in Teignbridge.
Teignbridge District Council, Teignbridge CVS and local charities are supporting the project. Teignbridge
Coats for Kids was set up locally by Widecombe-in-the Moor mum Emma Perrett after she saw a project in Brighton and Hove, where children’s coats are donated and distributed to children without a winter coat. According to research by Save the Children, one in seven of poorest children in Britain does not have a warm winter coat.
The coats will be redistributed through the HITS charity (Homelessness in Teignbridge Support) to primary schools and not-for-profit organisations throughout the district which work with families.
(from a press release)