Warm Coats for Kids

$2,175 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 25 people in 45 months
Please help spread the warmth! We're collecting new winter jackets, hats, scarves, and mittens for students K - 8 at Gompers Elementary-Middle School.  This is the final push.  This may be the one new jacket these kids receive and it's heart breaking that a child would have to miss school because they don't have a warm jacket.  We all know how cold it was last year!

If you're not familiar with Gompers Elementary-Middle School - it's a Detroit based school with more than 80% of the student population either disabled or economically disadvantaged.

Our annual coat drive was inspired by the 2011 Adopt a School Challenge.  The mission of the program is to create robust partnerships between schools and area businesses and community organizations to improve academic achievement in Detroit Public Schools.  Over the past several years the Marshall Family, Aluminum Supply Company and Marshall Sales in Detroit have donated hundreds of jackets and winter accessories and other school supplies to Gompers.   Now with the elementary and middle schools combined, the student population has soared to over 800, so we're asking for your help.  As the saying goes, "A lot of drops fill the bucket."   Monetary donations of any size would be helpful and greatly appreciated.   100% of the proceeds go directly to this coats for kids program. 

Despite economic challenges, at Gompers Elementary, great things are happening! As one of Detroit Public Schools top learning institutions for elementary students, Samuel Gompers Elementary School continues to produce some of the most well prepared students who are excited to learn and become productive members of society.

Please help us with the final push by donating to this worthy cause before October 31st.  If you'd rather do the shopping yourself, we're accepting new jackets, sizes 8-18, girls or boys and any accessories (hats, scarves, mittens, gloves).  Donations can be dropped off or shipped directly to Marshall Sales, 14359 Meyers Road, Detroit, Michigan 48227 attn: Elizabeth Larke by 10/31/2014.



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We only need $590 to meet our goal! Please donate today - it only takes about 90 seconds to make a safe, secure donation online to help make this a much warmer winter for a child. Warm Coats for Kids provides new winter coats to children living in need. We help kids stay warm and attend school. While the warm coats program is near and dear to our hearts, we also support the school and students throughout the year with school supplies, reading, and mentoring when the opportunity arises. We would encourage everyone to join us in our mission to make this a success. The reward of a smile on a child's face when they are presented with a new jacket is truly priceless. Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated. Today is the day to donate...no more procrastination! We'll send a final recap of Warm Coats for Kids campaign shortly after the wrap up on November 5th. Please let us know if you'd like to help during the course of the year. Mentors, tutors, etc. are always needed. We're also always on the lookout for good deals on jackets and accessories. We are shopping all year round for this program. If you're out shopping and pick up an extra jacket, feel free to drop it off at Aluminum Supply, 14359 Meyers Road, Detroit 48227. Buying on line? Feel free to ship an extra jacket to Aluminum Supply, Attention Elizabeth Larke. Know someone that works in purchasing for a large retailer that might be able to help us stretch our purchasing dollars? Please let us know! Many thanks to all for the support. Have a safe and WARM winter!
Gompers lunch program
Snow Angels
Some students with their new coats
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We are so close to meeting our goal. Only two days left to donate until the October 31st deadline. Winter is almost here. Will you help us spread the warmth? A donation of any size is greatly appreciated.
Winter is coming - please donate today!
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3 days left to meet our goal. Will you help us? We're busy with final purchases and packing sets of jackets, hats, scarves and gloves. We're not quite done. Your small donation could help us reach our goal by October 31st. Will you donate today? Thanks to all for helping us "spread the warmth"!
Packing up jacket sets. More are needed!
Packing up jacket sets. More are needed!
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This October 25th, millions of volunteers
across the nation will unite with a common mission – to improve the lives of others. For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine, in collaboration with Points of Light, has brought you Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Please help us make a difference to "spread the warmth". Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
For more information on Make A Difference day, visit: http://makeadifferenceday.com/
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$2,175 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 25 people in 45 months
Created September 14, 2014
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$100
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44 months ago
$20
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44 months ago
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$25
Linda Turner
44 months ago

I hope this small contributions makes a difference

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44 months ago
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$20
Denise Simmons-Bolden
44 months ago

Great work, Amy. Good luck and God bless.

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