As the temperatures drop, the needs among Carson City's children are on the rise.
"With the cold snap that we had this last week, my phone started ringing off the wall," said Peggy Sweetland, director of the Carson City School District's Children in Transition program. "Usually, we ease into it a little bit."
Sweetland is asking the community to supply jackets, coats and sweatshirts for the 240 children in the program, which serves students living in motels, campgrounds, cars or doubling up with other families.
"It's important they have coats so they can get to school comfortable and be able …