Koats 4 Kids gives away 485+ coats and counting in Cedar Valley - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Koats 4 Kids gives away 485+ coats and counting in Cedar Valley

Posted: Updated:

An organization celebrating its second year collected more than 450 winter coats for children in the Cedar Valley.

Koats 4 Kids gave away a few of those coats Friday at Elk Run Preschool.

Julie Ehlers started the organization last year after reading an article about another area coat giveaway running out of coats.

Ehlers reached out to friends and family and collected 180 coats last year. This year word spread, and Koats 4 Kids collected 485 coats and $8,600.

Ehlers says most of the money consisted of small donations that added up.

"Small things have big impacts, and I think that is the message I want to get out is, it's a good thing," she said. "We are doing a lot of the good things for the kids in our communities."

Koats 4 Kids is still taking donations for this winter.

To donate or for more information, contact Ehlers by phone at (319) 232-37-95 or by e-mail at juliea58@mchsi.com

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.