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Coats for Kids

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.

Almost 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?

  • Sponsor a child - Request a student profile and shop for a specific student in need.
  • Shop for new winter outerwear and/or hats & mittens and deliver your tax-deductible* purchase to Durkin Administration Building, Room 008| 20 Irving Street | Worcester, MA 01609
  • Make a monetary donation (The WEDF maintains 501c(3) non-profit status. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS)

Checks payable to WEDF (Coats for Kids in the memo) and mail to:

Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2020-2021 WPS Coats for Kids Program
210 Park Avenue, Suite 224, Worcester, MA 01609

For additional information, Contact Liz Vecchio, office - 508-799-3479 / cell - 508-753-1288 or via email at [email protected]

WPS Coats for Kids Committee

Elizabeth Vecchio
Program Coordinator

Dr. Susan O’Neil
Deputy Superintendent of Schools

Luke Robert
Principal, May Street School

Michael Lyons
Teacher, WPS Home and Hospital Program

Louise Clarke
Vice President & Executive Director - WEDF