Wednesday, December 06, 2017 06:55 PM

COATS FOR KIDS HELPING FAMILIES STAY WARM THIS WINTER

Coats donated to the Forgotten Child Fund in Chattanooga. (Image: WTVC)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.

Chilly temperatures mean more families in our area need your help to stay warm.

That's why we are partnering with the Forgotten Child Fund[1] to host Coats For Kids[2].

It's Thursday, December 7th at Hamilton Place Mall from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can drop off coats near the Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant.

Volunteers are working hard to meet the needs of children in our community, like 3-year-old Chase.

His grandma Annette Wilson says Chase needed a coat. They went to the Salvation Army Wednesday where he received a new coat.

"This coming Christmas, money is short. My husband just got out of the hospital, he's dying of cancer," Wilson said. "Right now we don't have anything for Christmas for the baby."

Chase's family is not alone. Leah Blackburn is the parent engagement coordinator at Head Start in Chattanooga. She estimates at least 25 percent of their 998 students don't have a good coat to stay warm this winter.

"It makes them feel prideful when they ...

News source: WTVCFOX

See also: Randy Durham