Keystone Coats for Kids seeks donations for ’23 distribution

From staff reports

The Keystone Coats for Kids program is again seeking donations for distributions later this year.

A total of 3,619 coats and 284 pairs of tennis shoes have been handed out since the program started in 2015.

Last year, 441 coats and 128 pairs of shoes were distributed. And with the help of Thrivent Financial, 49 pairs of boots were distributed last year.

Grace Connections also donated caps and scarves.

The coats and shoes are purchased through

Program leader Glenda Raybuck is working this year with Keystone SMILES, Community Action and all the schools, Head Start programs and Pre-K Counts in Clarion County.

Raybuck received a grant at the end of December from the McElhattan Impact Fund, which is administered by Bridge Builders Community Foundations. This money will be put toward coats and boots for this year, and Raybuck is also looking to add mittens.

Donations can be sent anytime up until about September to Farmers National Bank, P.O. Box 665, Knox, 16232. Checks should be made payable to Keystone Coats for Kids.