KCRG - Community - Coats for Kids


Thousands of individuals in Eastern Iowa are in need of a warm winter coat. To serve this need, KCRG-TV9 volunteers and our Show You Care sponsors (Dave Wright Subaru, Eells & Tronvold, Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids, and GreenState Credit Union) work to collect and distribute new and gently used coats each fall. Coats in sizes infant through adult are donated at locations throughout Eastern Iowa, collected and cleaned by Citywide Cleaners in Cedar Rapids, and are then distributed to the children who need them by area family service organizations and volunteers. Through more than 25 years of collecting and distributing Coats For Kids, many more kids stay warm each winter as a result of the generosity of our communities.