UPDATE: 750 distributed and $6,000 donated.


The annual Coats for Kids drive, that's coordinated by Serve Wenatchee Valley, was a success for all of the kids in the community needing to stay warm for the winter. The Albertson's parking lot had a steady stream of folks from the community dropping off gently used and new coats for the kiddos in the area.

"It was just an amazing day," said Tom Nees, Serve Wenatchee Executive Director. "The weather's been beautiful out here, but what makes it more beautiful than the weather, a community of generous people that come and hear a message of collecting some coats and come by and bring coats."

From 10-2, coats were collected and piled up to distribute to Wenatchee and Eastmont schools the following week. The event accepted roughly over 800 coats for elementary through high school students on Saturday.

"I know we'll have some more that will come in over the course of this week and we've received a significant amount of cash," said Nees. "We'll find out where the gaps are in what we need to provide for schools and we'll go out and buy with that cash, the rest of the coats to fill the commitments that we've made to the schools."

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