Carson City nonprofits will host annual ‘Warm Coats for Kids’

Carson City Fire Capt. Jason Danen helps 7-year-old Joshua Flores try on his new jacket during the 2015 Coats for Kids campaign.

Carson City Fire Capt. Jason Danen helps 7-year-old Joshua Flores try on his new jacket during the 2015 Coats for Kids campaign.

The For Kids Foundation and Food for Thought are teaming with the Carson City School District to host their annual ‘Warm Coats for Kids’ event for families in need.
Carson City parents are invited to come pick up a winter coat for their child on Saturday, Nov. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. at Food for Thought’s building on 3246 N. Carson St., #118.
The pickup process will be run ‘drive-through style.’ Parents can pull up near the building and tell a volunteer what coat size they need for their child. The volunteer will run a coat (and possibly some other donated items) to the car while supplies last.
The For Kids Foundation and Food for Thought have almost 1,000 coats to distribute. Residents and local businesses have also donated socks, gloves, board games, toys, food items, and more.
For Marlene Maffei, executive director of Food for Thought, it feels like the holiday season is coming early this year.
“It’s a lot of coats,” she told the Appeal over the phone. “I don’t want to have anything left over when the day is over.”
Food for Thought is a local nonprofit fighting food insecurity among school-age children. Families who need support can reach out to their child’s school administrators, who will coordinate with Food for Thought to ensure kids have meals.
To donate, visit their office on 3246 N. Carson St., #118, open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or reach out to them at 775-885-7770 or info@nvfoodforthought.org.

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