LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After a successful back-to-school clothing drive in August, WAVE 3 News is again partnering with JCPS and the 15th District PTA's Clothing Assistance Program (CAP) to provide winter coats to underprivileged students. The first-ever "Wear It Forward Coats for Kids" drive launches November 4 and runs through November 22.
"In order to meet the academic needs of students, it's imperative that we first meet their most basic needs," said JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens. "I'm calling on all JCPS students, employees, families and community members to contribute in some way if possible. We want out students in need to feel the warmth of our community's spirit."
A number of businesses across Kentuckiana are serving as drop-off sites for new and gently used coats and other winter clothing items:
All local Krispy Kreme locations, November 4 to 10 (Receive six free glazed donuts for your coat donation.)
3920 Seventh Street, Louisville
3000 Bardstown Road, Louisville
9569 Taylorsville Road, Louisville
1116 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville, IN
All Walmart stores in Jefferson County
The Paint Spot, November 4 to 10 4600 Shelbyville Road (The studio fee will be waived for anyone who drops off a coat.)
UofL Women's Basketball Game, November 5, 11 a.m. KFC Yum! Center (Donate a coat and receive a free UofL beanie.)
UofL Women's Volleyball Game, November 8, 7 p.m. KFC Yum! Center (Donate a coat and receive a free UofL beanie.)
UofL Women's Volleyball Game, November 10, 2 p.m. KFC Yum! Center (Donate a coat and receive a free UofL beanie.)
All Sam Swope Dealerships
Toyota of Louisville/Scion of Louisville 6514 Dixie Highway
Lexus of Louisville 2400 Blankenbaker Parkway
Sam Swope Infiniti Swope AutoCenter Drive/Sam Swope Honda World
Sam Swope BMW/Volvo of Louisville 4 Swope AutoCenter Drive
Sam Swope Buick GMC on Dixie 6770 Dixie Highway
Sam Swope Buick GMC Auto Center 7 Swope AutoCenter Drive
Sam Swope Cadillac 6 Swope AutoCenter Drive
Sam Swope Mitsubishi 11 Swope AutoCenter Drive
Class Act Federal Credit Union
3620 Fern Valley Road
3711 Diann Marie Road
331 W. Cardinal Boulevard
Business First, Starks Building 455 S. Fourth Street
All Louisville-area YMCAs
In addition, CAP volunteers will take all gently used donations to Highland Cleaners which will dry clean the coats at no charge.
In addition to new and gently used coats, the 15th District PTA is in need of the following items:
Clothing of all sizes will be accepted. Parents and students can donate through their school.
For 40 years, the 15th District PTA's Clothing Assistance Program has provided clothing to underprivileged JCPS students since many of our community's families face each school year without resources to provide school clothes for their children. CAP has clothed tens of thousands of students since its inception.
Wear It Forward began when WAVE 3 News Anchor Dawne Gee saw the need of JCPS students and asked how she could help.
LOUISVILLE,KY (WAVE) - We asked families in Jefferson County to please "Wear It Forward" by cleaning out their closets and passing along gently used clothing of all kinds, as well as, school uniforms theirMore >>
We asked families in Jefferson County to "Wear It Forward" by cleaning out their closets and passing along gently used clothing of all kinds, as well as school uniforms their kids could no longer wear. We continue the same plea especially as the weather cools down. We also need to stop for a minute to say, "thank you" for your compassion and participation.More >>