Annual Warm-A-Kid Coat Drive

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:30am

Once again, Champaign Unit 4's Center for Family and Community Engagement will sponsor its annual "Warm-A-Kid" program. The primary goal of this program is to ensure that no student in Champaign Schools is without a coat, hat, or gloves during the winter season. 

The “Warm-A-Kid” program has been very effective in meeting the needs of children in Champaign Unit 4 Schools for over 20 years now, as meeting the basic needs of our students is a fundamental part of our educational system. We have served countless children and families from our community with the help of generous donors. 

The number of low income households and families in transition in our District continues to grow. We hope we are able to respond to all of the calls, and that is our request to you. We need your help to put a coat on at least one child. The “Warm-A-Kid” program is solely funded through donations received from our local community. Your gift will make a difference however great or small, and will be remembered for years to come.

You may forward your donations (new coats and/or monetary donations made payable to "Warm-A-Kid") to Unit 4's Center for Family and Community Engagement, located at 703 S. New St., Champaign. All donations are tax deductible. The following are the most common coat sizes needed: 

  • Boys- 5/6, 6/7, 10/12,  14/16, men's S and M
  • Girls- 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 10/12, 14/16, women's S, M, and L  

As with any great cause, seizing the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life requires willing partners who deeply believe in the cause, and demonstrate their belief through their investment. Special thanks to those of you who have consistently supported us each year; you have been the cornerstone of our success. To those of you who have not joined us as of yet, please consider this request. We hope you will support us if you can. 

Thank you for any and all donations!