Spartans Hockey Team Delivers Coats

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Spartans Hockey team delivered hundreds of coats to NewsWatch 12 Wednesday for the Coats For Kids campaign. 18 players boarded the Spartans team bus Tuesday morning and traveled to Southern Oregon Linen Service in White City to pick up and transport coats to the news station. New Head Coach … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Still In Need

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12′s Coats For Kids campaign has been very successful this year with the generous donations of community members in the Rogue Valley. However, there is still a need for kids coats, especially for toddlers and elementary school children. Fred Meyer on Crater Lake Highway has a massive children’s coat section. Tyler Weist … Continue reading »

Every Kid Needs a Warm Coat

MEDFORD, Ore. — Being cold not only affects your outer body, but it can also affect your brain. Children can get colder quicker than adults because their body temperature doesn’t regulate as well, said Dr. Mona McArdle M.D., with Valley Immediate Care. However, besides the risk of hypothermia, cold kids don’t concentrate as well as … Continue reading »

Follow Coats For Kids After the Barrel

MEDFORD, Ore. — Every kid needs to stay warm in the winter, but not every child has access to a proper coat. NewsWatch 12 hosts the Coats for Kids campaign every year so children all across Southern Oregon have something to wear. After coats are dropped at one of the nearly 80 locations in Jackson, … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids That Need Them The Most

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12′s Coats For Kids Campaign is still collecting new and gently used coats at nearly 80 locations across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties. The goal is to get warm coats to kids that need them this winter. As barrels in the drop locations continue to fill up, schools are are anxiously waiting … Continue reading »

Addressing the Need for Coats

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County’s average wage rate is up five percent from last year, but there are still 20-thousand kids who live below the poverty line. Kids all across Southern Oregon need coats to keep them warm this winter. It may not be the latest toy, but a coat at this time of year … Continue reading »

Providence Donating Coats for Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. — As the cold weather moves in, Providence Medical Center is helping to keep kids warm. The medical center is contributing to NewsWatch 12′s Coats For Kids Drive with a donation bin on every floor of their hospital. Social workers with the hospital say warm clothing can have a big impact on the … Continue reading »

Schools Express Need for Coats

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 is working with its partners all over Southern Oregon to collect coats for the Coats for Kids Drive. The need for the coats is high again this year. Roosevelt School is one of the many schools and agencies that receive donated coats. The principal says the school received more than … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Campaign Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — NewsWatch 12 is kicking off the annual Coats for Kids campaign. Dropping off a coat is easy, and everyone has a reason. Gary Eakin says he’s doing it, because he hopes someone would do the same for his family. “I was a single parent for 15 years and went through some rough … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids: Final Day To Donate

MEDFORD, Ore. – The clock is winding down to the end of the Coats For Kids Campaign. There are just hours left to donate a new or gently coat to keep a local child warm this winter. Even the smallest donation from a small person can make a big difference. Coats of all sizes are … Continue reading »

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