In these unprecedented times, we have all found ourselves reimaging how we respond to the ongoing needs in our communities. The ability to reinvent how we care for the most vulnerable folks in our towns is vital as we move through these uncertain coming months.
Our Kids in Coats program provides an essential service to families in Windham County, and will be even more important this year, as many schools are expanding the use of outside spaces for safer learning. We fully support the work that teachers have done to create outdoor classes and activities, and we are pleased to lend our support to them and to our youngest community members during this time.
This year, Kids in Coats will donate directly to our Supervisory Unions in Windham County so they may use the funds to provide much needed winter gear to the students who would not be able to access these warm clothes without assistance. While this will be a change from the typical physical voucher system, we believe it is a safe and responsible alternative that is supportive to our local schools who are, just like all of us, reimagining their worlds and working diligently to keep our children safe.
Our communities are wonderfully connected and interdependent. Please join us as we work to respond to the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. Growing the Kids in Coats fund is important every year, and this year, it is critical. We can't do this work without supporters like you, and we are, as always, grateful to all of our donors, partners, and community members who help us to rebuild our communities into the strong, vibrant, and equitable places they need to be.
For further information, please contact us at info[@]unitedwaywindham.org or call 802.257.4011.