FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COATS 4 CHILDREN DONATES WINTER COATS TO THE
CAPITAL KIDS AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Coats 4 Children is providing brand new coats to all four Capital Kids sites: Beatty, Douglas, Sullivant Gardens and Marion Franklin. These families were pre-registered and will receive brand new coats Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 4pm during a celebration at Beatty Community Recreation Center, 247 N. Ohio Avenue. Mayor Michael B. Coleman will be present as well as Senior Leadership of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.
“The Capital Kids are so blessed to be included for the first time in this years coat give-away. We feel no child in our program should be hungry or go without necessary outerwear,” said Sheri-Lynn Wynn, Capital Kids Program Director.
“Our mission is to become a Champion for a child when they face the Ohio wind chill factors going to school and play,” states Beverly Robinson, Executive Director, Coats 4 Children.
For the last 6 years Coats 4 Children has given thousands of brand new coats to schools, organizations, places of worship, and children in need of a coat.
Everyone deserves to be warm and protected from the winter elements. Cold weather is something we all have faced before as children; either playing outside at recess or waiting on a school bus. As we all know it is uncomfortable and can cause illness to say the least. This organization fills the need in the community.
A historic step forward was taken in 2000 when Mayor Michael B. Coleman developed a new model for after school programs. Four pilot sites were created at area Community Recreation Centers. This model incorporates trained staff, state-of-the-art technology, high expectations and high performance standards designed to enhance student's academic achievement and to also provide participants with a safe place to learn and play when school is out.