Coats For Kids

Coats for Kids is an annual campaign helmed by NewsWatch 12 that connects kids in need with winter coats donated by members of the community. In the last 30 years, Coats for Kids has collected, cleaned, and distributed more than 125,000 coats to children in Southern Oregon.

The current health crisis has necessitated some changes to Coats for Kids for 2020 — but the need in our community and our willingness to help remains the same. This year, the big red barrels will remain in storage as our Coats for Kids campaign goes virtual.

Instead of collecting coats, NewsWatch 12 is raising money to buy brand new coats for children in our community. Coats will then be distributed through our partners in Klamath County (Integral Youth Services and Klamath Falls Gospel Mission), Josephine County (Boys & Girls Clubs), and Jackson County (the Salvation Army).

If you'd like to help local children in need this year, click here and visit our donation page to make a contribution.

In addition to donations online at kdrv.com, we’re expanding how people can contribute to the effort by inviting donations by check. Anyone wishing to write a check in support of the campaign can send it to: KDRV-TV, Attention: Coats for Kids, P.O. Box 4220, Medford, OR 97501. Checks should be made payable to KDRV-TV with Coats for Kids written on the memo line.

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Salvation Army holds drive-in 'Coats for Kids' distribution event

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Salvation Army prepares to distribute winter coats for Jackson County kids

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COATS FOR KIDS: Medford high schools' volleyball teams help collect coats

Image for All Natural Pest Control buys more than $1,000 worth of coats for kids in need
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All Natural Pest Control buys more than $1,000 worth of coats for kids in need

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Rogue Valley Street Rods stop by with Coats for Kids donations

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Lithia employees fill Coats for Kids barrel with donations

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Coats for Kids: Motorcycle non-profit buys and donates 41 coats

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Coats for Kids: The process of getting a coat to a kid in need

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Donate coats to keep kids warm this winter

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Integral Youth Services helping kids stay warm this winter

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Coats for Kids: Connecting kids in need with coats

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Coats for Kids: Bringing out the Barrels

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Coats for Kids campaign kicks off on Monday with the help of local real estate agents

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Coats for Kids campaign returns, bringing warm coats to local kids in need

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Donating In Style

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Motorcycle Non-Profit Donates 100 New Coats to Coats for Kids

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Volunteers Help Make Coats for Kids Run Smoothly

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Coats For Kids: What Your Donation Means To A Child

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Connecting Coats with Kids

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 309841

Reported Deaths: 3569
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah50840642
Washington34683272
Marion32181388
Clackamas26315270
Lane23632246
Jackson20753255
Deschutes16401100
Umatilla12552125
Douglas10599185
Linn1030285
Josephine8536163
Yamhill737299
Klamath637891
Polk617770
Malheur475867
Benton454027
Coos406469
Columbia320237
Jefferson310446
Lincoln272829
Union266036
Wasco236739
Crook212137
Clatsop210225
Tillamook179623
Baker171920
Morrow166621
Curry166317
Hood River161635
Harney77115
Grant7538
Lake6608
Wallowa50111
Gilliam1364
Sherman1283
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4636268

Reported Deaths: 67966
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles144412725849
Riverside3575584802
San Diego3492274006
San Bernardino3468955501
Orange3135295354
Sacramento1498662070
Santa Clara1403871841
Fresno1356471889
Kern1343971515
Alameda1160681320
Ventura976231120
San Joaquin971621615
Contra Costa95595924
Stanislaus800341229
Tulare72812896
San Mateo52172607
San Francisco51808605
Monterey49445565
Solano44061312
Santa Barbara43065500
Sonoma39376376
Merced39279535
Placer36390364
Imperial34235755
Kings30038285
San Luis Obispo28273313
Madera21672258
Butte21205230
Shasta20647276
Santa Cruz20134211
Yolo19118239
Marin17080242
El Dorado15964127
Sutter13055153
Napa1224695
Yuba923461
Nevada845685
Humboldt826284
Tehama821184
San Benito708567
Mendocino681971
Lassen636827
Tuolumne612593
Lake601087
Amador489759
Glenn396430
Siskiyou388841
Calaveras339366
Del Norte334234
Colusa290718
Inyo166239
Mono14935
Plumas12336
Mariposa96712
Trinity71910
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1180
Alpine1000
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Medford
Clear
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Hi: 77° Lo: 41°
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Brookings
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Hi: 78° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 68°
Crater Lake
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 59° Lo: 26°
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Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
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Hi: 80° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 52°
Klamath Falls
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 51°
Dry and mild Monday with good air quality
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