Coats for Kids delivers nearly 1000 jackets to deserving kids
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:25PM CST
With winter starting up in Saskatoon, it's time to bundle up. But not everyone can stay warm when it gets cold.
That's why local radio station Rock 102 FM celebrated the eighth annual Coats for Kids campaign Wednesday morning.
Along with Care and Share, Rock 102 FM asked listeners to donate coats for deserving kids in the community. Over 900 coats were donated and distributed to the 17 Saskatoon community schools. Morning anchor Shack says the donations continue to surprise him.
"This is eight years we've been doing Coats for Kids with Care and Share, and every year the pile just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Last year it was a mountain, this year we have kind of a mountain range. It keeps going all the way down the mall, so it's great," says Shack.
Mayor Don Atchison was also on hand at The Centre Mall, wading through piles of coats to sort them. He echoed the sentiment of community coordinator for Westmount School Anne MacLellan, who said the winter wear does more than just keep kids warm.
"It means a lot to the kids in our communities, and their families. It means the difference between attending school and not attending school, and in the big picture we want them in school. So it means a lot."