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For 31 years Pat’s Coats for Kids has provided a warm jacket to children in our community. It takes only $20 to give a kid a new coat in the proper size.

During the cold months of December through April, we know that there are kids in the Baton Rouge community that do not have coats, whose parents cannot afford coats, kids that start their day at a bus stop shivering, and kids who enter a school needing time to "warm up" to start their classes.  

That is what "Pat's Coats for Kids" is all about and the reason Pat continues to champion the effort. Since its inception more than a million dollars have been received, reflecting in close to 260,000 coats purchased and distributed to 135 area schools. In addition, we have collected more than 200,000 used coats. In 2018 we were able to fulfill the need in our community by distributing 8,000 coats to children in our area.  

WBRZ would like to thank our sponsors; Coldwell Banker One, Entergy, Neighbors Federal Credit Union, and the Baton Rouge Clinic for all their generous support. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Baton Rouge and PODS also help to make Pat’s Coats for Kids a success year after year.

 To donate online using VISA, Master Card or Discover:

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To make monetary donation by check or money order, make payable to:
Pat’s Coats for Kids
And mail or drop off at:
1650 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Pat's Coats for Kids: Adopt A School

Pat’s Coats for Kids identifies the kids in need and distributes the coats with the help of the public schools in our area. This year we have nearly 10,000 coats requested from 137 schools. You, your business, church or civic group can help by adopting a school. By adopting a school you will provide the coats for all of the needy students at that school at the cost of $20 each. For your generous donation, WBRZ and Pat Shingleton will recognize you as a school sponsor during our campaign.

If you would like to adopt a school, choose one from the list below and fill out the short form. Someone from WBRZ will contact you soon to work out all the details.

School 

Total Coats Requested

Albany Lower Elementary 

20

Apple Digital Academy 

33

Arlington Preparatory Academy

47

Ascension Head Start 

31

Audubon Elementary School

110

Baker Heights & Bakerfield Elementary

160

Basis Baton Rouge

37

Baton Rouge FLAIM 

38

Bayou L'Ourse

13

Belfair Montessori Magnet

47

Belle Rose Middle

21

Bellingrath Hills Elementary

22

Bernard Terrace Elementary

129

BRCVPA

4

Broadmoor Elementary

92

Brookstown Middle School

19

Brownsfield Elementary

59

Brusly Elementary 

101

Buchanan Elementary School

29

Bullion Primary School

16

C.D.I.C - Child Development Learning Head Start

46

Capital Area Head Start 

20

Capital Middle Magnet School

66

Capitol Elementary

106

Careview K-8

75

Cedarcrest Southmoor 

59

Central Intermediate School (CIS)

60

Central Primary (Ascension) 

21

Charlie Thomas Memorial Head Start

126

Children's Charter Elementary School

52

Claiborne/ Howell Park Elementary 

345

Cohn Elementary School 

24

Crescent Elementary School

110

Crestworth Elementary 

119

Dalton Elementary

170

Delmont Dedicated Pre-K Center

100

Denham Springs Elementary

22

Discovery Head Start 

58

Donaldsonville Primary

259

Dorseyville Elementary

62

Dufrocq

44

Duplessis Primary 

36

Dutchtown Middle School

30

Dutchtown Primary

19

East Iberville Elementary & High School

36

Eastside Elementary 

19

EBR Readiness Elementary School

29

EBR Readiness Middle

20

Forest Heights Academy 

80

Freeman Matthews

122

French Settlement 

156

Frost School

41

G.W Carver Primary

116

Galvez Middle School

6

Galvez Primary

28

Glasgow 

36

Glen Oaks Magnet High School - Middle School Complex

140

Glen Oaks Middle 

120

Glen Oaks Park Elementary

77

Gonzales Middle School

10

Gonzales Primary

72

Highland Elementary

18

Iberville Elementary 

145

Iberville Parish Optional Education Center

58

IDEA Bridge Academy

95

Inspire Charter Academy 

40

Istrouma Middle Magnet 

20

Juban Park Elementary

36

Labadieville Primary School

70

LaBelle Aire Elementary School

100

LaBelle Aire Head start

94

Lakeside Primary School 

15

Lanier Elementary

146

LaSalle Elementary

93

Lewis Vincent Elementary School

16

Live Oak Elementary

14

Live Oak Jr High

11

Livingston Head Start

74

Lowery Elementary School

26

Lowery Middle School

40

Lukeville Upper Elementary School

16

Magnolia Woods Elementary

36

Maurepas School

15

Mayfair Laboratory

13

Melros Elementary School

50

Merrydale Elementary School

174

New Horizon (Main)

109

New Horizon Head Start (Annex)

78

North Corbin Elementary

72

North Live Oak Elementary

20

Northeast Elementary

51

Northeast Middle

19

Northside Elementary

41

Northwestern Elementary/Zachary Early Learning Center 

25

Oak Grove Primary

16

Park Elementary School

98

Park Forest Elementary

260

Pecan Grove Primary

8

Pierre Part Elementary 

45

Plaquemine Middle School

45

Port Allen Elementary 

32

Port Allen Middle 

107

Prairieville Middle School

32

Progress 1

80

Progress Elementary

70

Redemtorist St. Gerard Elementary School 

98

Riveroaks Elementary 

117

Rollins Place Elementary 

26

Rougom Elementary 

80

Ryan Elementary School

56

Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Middle Magnet Academy 

56

Seventh Ward Elementary 

16

Shanandoah Elementary 

77

Sharon Hills Elementary School

107

South Fork Elementary

19

South Live Oak Elementary

19

South Walker Elementary

60

Southdowns Pre-K Center

31

Springfield Elementary School

32

St. Francis Xavier

18

STEM Magnet Academy

26

Tanglewood 

15

Twin Oaks Elementary

134

University Terrace Elementary 

375

UP Elementary University Prep

76

Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary

103

Villa Del Rey Elementary

66

Walker Elementary School 

44

Wedgewood Elementary 

170

West Feliciana Parish Head Start/Early Head Start

57

Westdale Heights Academic Magnet

12

Westminster Elementary 

320

White Hills Elementary

95

Wildwood Elementary

148

Winbourne Elementary

160

Wonderland Head Start

135

Woodlawn Elementary School

81

Pat's Coats for Kids: Adopt A School

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