Jefferson County Shoe and Coat Fund (AFJROTC JHS)

My name is Chloe Wallace and I am a Junior in Jefferson High School AFJROTC. Shoe and Coat fund has been a consistent charity for all three years I have been in the program. The Jefferson County Shoe and Coat Fund aids those in the community who are unable to afford warm winter clothing, thus the charity is being conducted in the cold month of November.  Due to Coronavirus, and with winter approaching, the need for warm clothing and aid is at an all time high. If you are able, the charity ends November 30th, so please donate before this time. Many thanks to those who are able to donate. 

            The Following Describes unit WV-20021's History with the Charity:
The Jefferson County Shoe & Coat Fund was initiated in the mid-1980's by the Rumsey Extension Club. The group's members were mostly local educators and teachers organized under the Jefferson County Extension Service. Usually, women counted the shoes in their closets and donated 10 cents for each pair they owned to buy shoes and warm clothes for less fortunate children. During the early age of the fund, group efforts raised about $300-$400 each year. Although the Rumsey Extension Group disbanded approximately 10 years ago, the Jefferson County Department of Education Student Support Services (known now as Pupil Services) adopted the program.

The Jefferson High School Air Force AFJROTC started contributing to the fund in 2002 when the unit was formed. The AFJROTC program is one of the primary supporters of the Jefferson County Shoe and Coat Fund. The program now serves as a charity, non-profit fund for disadvantaged children in Jefferson County, WV. Every November, cadets from the unit go door-to-door collecting monetary donations for the fund. All donations are tax-deductible. Our Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) is 55-6000334.  After collection, all donations are given to Pupil services where the fund is administered. Should you have any questions regarding the Shoe & Coat Fund, please contact any AFJROTC instructor at (304) 725-8491 ext. 6051.

The JHS AFJROTC contributed $55,000 in the academic year of 2019-20, bringing our all-time contributions to more than $272,000.

Contribution History
2002-2010: $28,000
2011: $7,900
2012: $9,000
2013: $10,000
2014: $11,000
2015: $23,000
2016: $37,000
2017: $48,000
2018:  $42,000
2019:  $55,000

The following is a link to our programs website, where you can find more information-


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Chloe Wallace 
Kearneysville, WV

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