Members of the Kiwanis Club of Aurora delivered more than 1,700 new Winter coats to Aurora public schools Friday, Oct. 26 as part of the Coats for Kids program which is sponsored by the City of Aurora, Communities in Schools, and the Kiwanis Club of Aurora. Annually the program is coordinated with the social workers within each school to identify those children who are in need of coats.
Communities In Schools is coordinating a fundraisers in support of this year’s Coats for Kids. Turkey Fest will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Mike & Denise’s, 1760 N. Farnsworth Avenue. For more information, ticket purchase contact Anna Toole at 630-692-9524.
The “Coats for Kids” Program first began years ago under the guidance of Aurora aldermen Scheketa Hart-Burns and Juany Garza. In 2010 Kiwanis president Archie Needam worked to expand the program to be a citywide community event. Since that time, “Coats for Kids – Aurora” has evolved into a program supported by Communities in Schools, the Kiwanis Club of Aurora, and the Aurora community.
—Kiwanis Club of Aurora