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 83,000 purchases and distributions to 125 schools. In addition, we have collected more than 197,000 used coats. In 2016 we were able to fulfil the added need because of the horrible floods, by distributing 11,000 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 support. The Boy Scouts of America Istrouma Area Council, 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, MasterCard or Discover:
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