Coats for kids

October 16th—November 6th

Coats for Kids is an annual program with the LIFE Food Pantry, founded by Allison Spitzley as a Girl Scout Gold Project, to provide new winter gear (coats, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, warm socks, and boots) to the children of low-income clients while promoting educational awareness of poverty in Loveland, OH.

Today, approximately 10.5% of Loveland’s population is under the poverty line. Studies show nearly 60% of Americans will directly experience poverty at some point during their adulthood. That means that these families are having to make tough choices on which necessities are needed the most – rent, utilities, food, clothing. All kids should have a carefree childhood and not have to worry about how to stay warm during the winter. Giving a child a brand new winter gear instills confidence and improves their overall wellness to help them thrive and achieve their goals.

How to be part of the team:
If you are interested in joining my team to lead a collection in your neighborhood, please reach out to me via email:

When to donate:
Donations will be accepted at any time at LIFE Food Pantry and at other locations from October 16th through November 6th.

How to donate:
In October, items can be dropped off at the following locations:
• Loveland Music Academy
• Prince of Peace
• Epiphany United Methodist Church
• Congregation Beth Adam
• Loveland United Methodist

What to donate:
Visit our Amazon Wishlist here to purchase items online and click here to check out our tally of items collected !

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