BOULDER, Colo. (Nov. 8, 2022) — Cozy Coats for Kids® recently provided brand-new winter coats to the Colorado Community Response (CCR) Early Intervention for children in elementary through high school. The CCR program provides family navigation services, and aims to strengthen family function to prevent child maltreatment. The charity coordinated the coat order with their CCR Family Navigator Martin Martinez.
When submitting his application for coats earlier in the season, Martinez stated, “Every family is unique, and each family’s needs vary. We meet each family just where they are to provide comprehensive support in various domains. We work within a two-generational model. This means we partner with families in a way that supports the whole family, both parent and child.”
He continued, “We have a huge need for winter coats in Boulder County, as winter is heavy here. Unfortunately, funding is low during the winter season when there is a high need for winter coats. Many families are homeless during the winter season, and this highly affects children. Getting this help will ensure that the children are warm no matter where they are or where they live.”
Martinez’s team works one-on-one with families in Boulder County. After receiving the coats and providing them to local families in the CCR program, he said, “I wanted to share pictures of the jackets we donated to needy families. With one of these families, there was a concern about children walking to school and back with improper clothing. When [we] made contact, the parents told [us] they needed jackets. They all graciously agreed to take pictures. Many thanks to Cozy Coats for Kids.”
They were “heaven sent,” said one family.
Cozy Coats for Kids® is the official charity of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors – InterNACHI® – which is headquartered in Boulder. Although they give free coats to kids nationwide with the help of InterNACHI® members across the globe, CCFK is always pleased to give back to their local community.