EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Students in 1st and 2nd grades will enthusiastically help launch the 2019 Don’s Claytons Coat-A-Kid campaign on October 29th at 8:15 a.m. at Delaware Elementary School in Evansville, Indiana. And making his debut at the event will be the newly revamped Ace Purple, official mascot for the University of Evansville. In past years, kick-off locations for Coat-A-Kid have included Fairlawn, Glenwood Leadership Academy, Caze, Harwood, Lincoln, Culver, and many other schools. At each Coat-A-Kid kickoff, 95-110 students have received winter coats.
Since its implementation at the local level, the Coat-A-Kid initiative has distributed over 150,000 coats throughout the community. Bryan Schmitt, President of Don’s Claytons DCI Fine DryCleaning, is committed to annually providing a winter coat for every child who needs one. Each year, from October through December, community members are invited to bring gently used and new coats to any Don’s Claytons location. The coats are cleaned, if needed, and distributed to area infants, children, and teens via the Salvation Army, Evansville Christian Life Center, and in Boonville, at Hope Central.
Bryan Schmitt notes nearly 5000 coats were donated to the 2018 Coat-A-Kid campaign.
For more information about the Coat-A-Kid program, visit http://www.donsclaytons.com