Coats For Kids Handed Out At Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. —  This year, thousands of coats were collected at nearly 80 locations across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties for NewsWatch 12’s Coats For Kids Campaign. Those coats were then washed, sorted, and bundled. Now they are headed out to local schools. Jackson Elementary administrators work with hundreds of kids and families who rely on … Continue reading »

Coats for Kids Wraps Up

MEDFORD, Ore. — Over the last four weeks, NewsWatch 12’s Coats for Kids Campaign has collected thousands of coats for local kids in need. The donated coats were collected, cleaned, sorted, and bundled. On Friday, the first rounds of coats headed out to schools. Windermere employees have been in charge of transporting the coats to the … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Final Donation Day

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several volunteers from Windermere and other organizations sorted the first coats for the Coats for Kids Campaign. Over the last month, Newswatch 12 has collected thousands of new and gently used kids coats that have been washed, and are ready to head out to the kids. The remainder of the coats that are … Continue reading »

Final Days to Donate to Coats for Kids

MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday is the last day to drop off donations of new or gently used coats to NewsWatch12’s Coats for Kids 2014 campaign. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor collected some of the last minute donations at the Pet Country Grange Co-op in Medford, where one of the nearly 80 barrels was filling up through the … Continue reading »

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 »

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