The Worcester Public Schools Coats for Kids Program provides new winter outerwear to children in need throughout the district which includes 48 schools, the Worcester Head Start Program, the Worcester Family Partnership Program and several area homeless shelters.
Over 3,000 winter jackets, hats and mittens are distributed to infants through high school students annually. In addition, winter outerwear is provided to the Parent Information Center for families arriving from other countries, registering in our schools.
Our mission is to foster comfort and confidence in our students in order to increase attendance and participation in school.
Interested in joining our efforts and would like to help?
Shop for new winter outer wear and deliver your tax-deductible* purchase to DAB, Rm 008
Contact Liz Vecchio, office - 508.799.3479 / cell - 508.753.1288 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and become a Coats for Kids ‘Shopper’!
Make a monetary donation (The WEDF maintains 501c(3) non-profit status. All donations made to WEDF are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.)
Make check payable to WEDF and mail to:Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2016 WPS Coats for Kids Program
210 Park Avenue, Suite 224, Worcester, MA 01609
Donate a gift certificate, themed-basket or item to our fundraising event raffle table
Attend our Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, October 2, for details - watch for our flyer!
Attend our Fundraiser & Social Event - Wednesday, October 19, for details - watch for our flyer!
WPS Coats for Kids Advisory Committee
Maureen Binienda, Superintendent of Schools
Elizabeth Vecchio, Program Coordinator
Frances Arena, WEDF
Louise Clarke, WEDF
Michael Lyons, Worcester Public Schools
Dr. Susan O’Neil, Manager, Instruction & School Leadership
Ivonne Perez, Principal, Chandler Magnet School
Luke Robert, Principal, May St. School
Michele Wilson, Principal, Midland St. School
Chris Reidy, WPS Student, Eagle Scout Project, Troop 9