SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory - High Wind Warning View Alerts

Still time to donate to NewsWatch 12's Coats for Kids Campaign

You still have time to help keep kids warm this winter! There are more than 50 Coats for Kids drop-off locations across Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties.

Posted: Oct 15, 2019 3:41 AM
Updated: Oct 15, 2019 7:34 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- You still have time to help keep kids warm this winter! There are more than 50 Coats for Kids drop-off locations across Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Counties. One of those drop-off locations is at the Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley in Grants Pass. NewsWatch 12's Coats for Kids Campaign will last until Oct. 24. 

The Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley placed their collection barrel right by the front door. You can drop new or gently used coats in the barrel. They'll be picked up by Remax agents, cleaned by Southern Oregon Linen and then given to kids in need. Many of the donated coats go to students who attend the Boys & Girls Club's after-school program. 

Parents said it means a lot for the club to go one step further and help kids stay warm during the winter. 

"Oh, it's amazing," said club parent Briana Friend. "Being a parent is expensive. Being a parent of boys is very expensive because they eat a lot. Any area I can cut down costs is super helpful."

People who work at the Boys & Girls Club said that this campaign can be used as a teaching moment. 

"A big part of our programming at the Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley is not only thinking about yourself, but how you can care for others," said Executive Director Greg Roe. "We focus our attention on your treatment of other children."

The Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley has helped NewsWatch 12 collect coats for about a decade. Last year, they collected about 750 coats. 

For more information about the different Coats for Kids drop-off locations click here

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 354681

Reported Deaths: 4235
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah55528700
Washington38530317
Marion36621448
Clackamas29551307
Lane27511300
Jackson22911308
Deschutes20066125
Umatilla14401146
Linn12732127
Douglas12019243
Josephine9334196
Yamhill8645111
Klamath7898116
Polk729981
Malheur559576
Benton543531
Coos498094
Columbia378143
Jefferson370752
Union317348
Lincoln317238
Wasco286540
Crook283546
Clatsop243229
Baker201528
Tillamook195929
Hood River191637
Morrow184023
Curry179825
Harney112126
Grant99513
Lake91812
Wallowa68312
Gilliam1534
Sherman1503
Wheeler1121
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4835022

Reported Deaths: 71032
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles148065626473
Riverside3708005020
San Diego3656704178
San Bernardino3577115627
Orange3237885538
Sacramento1589272303
Kern1455891632
Fresno1455032073
Santa Clara1452251898
Alameda1204021391
San Joaquin1024051721
Ventura1008821166
Contra Costa997401004
Stanislaus858701326
Tulare79709958
San Francisco54299645
San Mateo54046622
Monterey50815583
Solano45958341
Santa Barbara45074522
Merced42144580
Sonoma40895402
Placer39222424
Imperial35906764
Kings32708322
San Luis Obispo29863332
Madera23761285
Butte23726268
Shasta23637349
Santa Cruz20962218
Yolo20275248
Marin17674244
El Dorado17123149
Sutter13873174
Napa12871100
Yuba1003382
Tehama9448108
Humboldt9195108
Nevada912990
Mendocino760087
Lassen754347
San Benito742772
Tuolumne685589
Lake6593104
Amador542964
Siskiyou447046
Glenn435233
Calaveras387280
Del Norte357642
Colusa303318
Inyo208040
Mono16673
Plumas16198
Mariposa132815
Trinity87211
Modoc6795
Unassigned2260
Sierra1840
Alpine1030
Out of CA00
Medford
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 46°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
56° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 56°
Crater Lake
Mostly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 46°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 46°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 41°
More wind and rain
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events