29th Annual Coats for Kids drive underway

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The 29th annual Coats for Kids drive is officially underway.

The Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club with the Bowling Green Police Department and the Warren County Sheriff’s office want to make sure every student has a warm coat for the cold months. 

People can drop off donated coats at Chaney’s Dairy Barn or Cram the Cruiser, which starts on Oct. 1. 

Chaney’s Dairy Barn also has fundraiser shirts available for $20, and the purchase of a shirt allows the club to buy one coat for a student. 

Bowling Green Junior Woman’s Club member Amanda Golden said the coat drive is special. 

“For me personally, I just really enjoy seeing the kids get the coats. For some of those kids getting a red or green coat, whatever they want is really special. The kids are in school so they’ll need them at bus stops or to play in the snow. At recess, regardless of what’s going on in the world, they’re still gonna need coats at the end of the day,” said Golden.  

The coats can be used or donated, and the drive goes until Dec. 31 so there is plenty of time to donate. 

People can also participate on social media using the hashtag #30walks30daysCFK. People are asked to go on a daily walk and post a picture of it with that hashtag. For every post with this hashtag, a local business will donate $1 up to a $250 grand total to go towards purchasing new coats.