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Scott County Regional Authority Helping Keep Area Kids Warm

July 18, 2014

There are very few things that make an immediate and positive impact on a child’s life. Warm winter coats support the physical, social and emotional needs of students. A winter coat not only keeps the child warm, but helps keep the child healthy, in school, and allows the child to play outside with other students. Last winter, the Dr. David E. Lane Coats for Kids Program has provided coats to more than 3,700 coats to area children who would have had no protection from our cold Midwest winter.

The Coats for Kids Program has seen a steady increase in requests year after year. The Program was able to accommodate the growing amount of requests due, in part, to a $25,000.00 grant from the Scott County Regional Authority (SCRA).

The Coats for Kids Program Advisory Board includes volunteers from participating schools, businesses and the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. Coats are collected, cleaned, sized and then packaged for distribution to individual schools. Last season, Coats for Kids provided 3,779 coats, 3,286 hats, 2,379 gloves, 337 scarves, and 169 snow pants to children, most of who live in Iowa.

We would like to thank the SCRA for its generosity in helping to keep area kids warm, healthy and in school. For more information about Coats for Kids visit our website at or contact Denise Zimmer at 563-344-6320.

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