BOULDER, Colo. (Jan. 5, 2021) – As part of the Cozy Coats for Kids® Annual Coat Delivery Program, brand-new winter coats were delivered to the USDA’s WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program in Elmira, New York. The WIC Program provides federal grants to states for supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income women and children up to age 5.
Cozy Coats for Kids® coordinated this delivery with the Chemung County Health Department’s WIC Program Coordinator, Rena Terwilliger, MS, CLC, who expressed that many of the WIC Program participants do not have proper winter attire.
Here’s her message to CCFK:
Thank you for the wonderful coats. We were able to help so many families in need in our community. Since we are conducting all appointments remotely due to the pandemic, we used our texting system to send the message that we had coats to distribute. The response was overwhelming! We received over 100 messages in the first few minutes. Although we were not able to help everyone, we are thankful we could help keep some of the kids warm this year.
Cozy Coats for Kids® provided brand-new winter coats in different colors and styles for mass distribution. The charity organization purchases coats using the funds raised through the home inspection industry.
Cozy Coats for Kids® is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit charity organization that provides free brand-new winter coats to children in need. The organization partners with various organizations, schools, community centers, and outreach programs annually for its Coat Delivery Program.