Kindness & warmth for Winnipeg kids.

Koats for Kids puts out the call!

Mittens, gloves, hats, toques, scarves, boots, snow pants. And, of course, coats.

All kids should have what they need to keep warm during our harsh Winnipeg winter, but the reality is not all do.

The 27th annual Koats for Kids drive launched today at Sister MacNamara School along with a class of grade 5 & 6 kids, teachers, and their Principal.

Grades 5 & 6 students at Sister MacNamara School help 103.1 Virgin's Chrissy Troy and CTV's Colleen Bready load up the Koats for Kids donation box.

Grades 5 & 6 students at Sister MacNamara School help 103.1 Virgin’s Chrissy Troy and CTV’s Colleen Bready load up the Koats for Kids donation box.

“People living in poverty lack more than money, they lack the resources and choices necessary for an adequate standard of living,” said Isha Khan, United Way board member and vice-chair of the Community Investment Committee.

“For families unable to afford warm winter outerwear, this means kids may not be able to participate in the winter activities childhood memories are made of, like playing outside, making snow angels, giving their friends facewashes!”

Koats for Kids has distributed 184,000 pieces of winter outerwear since 1989, and the need continues.

Donate new or gently used winter outerwear at any Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Station or Perth’s location.

For large donations call 204-586-5628 or email koats@UnitedWayWinnipeg.mb.ca

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