ALTON — The Junior League of Greater Alton is in the final week of its Coats for Kids campaign.
The campaign is being led by a group of provisional members as a community impact project.
To date more than $1,185 and 150 coats have been collected by the provisional members. The coats and funds for the coats will be donated to River Bend Head Start and Family Services to provide coats for children in the Head Start program throughout Madison County.
“We are so appreciative of the community’s support of this very important project,” JLGA Provisional Member Jolene Sherman said. “The outpouring of donations has been fantastic. Knowing children in need will have warm coats this winter is truly priceless.”
This coat collection and fund-raiser will continue through Thursday, Dec. 11. Anyone looking to donate a new or gently used coat or funds for this cause can contact JLGA’s Katie Boley at (618) 980-3922. Monetary donations also can be made online at https://www.crowdrise.com/coatsforkids2014/fundraiser/.
The Junior League of Greater Alton is a nonprofit organization of local women that has been promoting volunteerism since 1952. JLGA’s focus is promoting the well-being of women and children in the Greater Alton community. Funds raised throughout the year help support community initiatives and projects such as River Bend Head Start and Family Services, Oasis, Riverbender.com Community Center and “Kids in the Kitchen,” which through educational endeavors, combats childhood obesity.