Speech to Text for Coats for Kids Kicks Off!
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campaign. right now newswatch 12's kate houston is live at one of our drop off locations here in medford. kate, coats for kids has been going on for years -- how did this all start? [a24]coats for kids kick off-live intro this is newswatch12's 28th year helping kids in our community stay warm and healthy throughout the winter months. right now i'm at dick's sporting goods in medford where we have one of our large red drop off bins. this is just one of 54 across jackson, josephine, and klamath counties. coats for kids started in 1990 as a way to get quality used coats to children in need. it began in jackson and klamath countiesthen expanded to josephine county in 1991. on average we distribute around 4-thousand coats to kids from preschool to highschool. over the past 28 years teachers and school officials have told us that being cold has a direct impact on a kids performance in schooland overall health. [a26]coats for kids kick off-live tag the coats you donate make such a difference for so many families. newswatch12 will be collecting coats for kids through the end of october. we will be running a list of drop off sites near you throughout this entire newscastso make sure to look out for those. in our next half our i'm going to tell you exactly what you need to