You may not be thinking about winter, but in a couple months, some kids will be struggling to stay warm. There are local families who may not be able to afford a coat for their child.

That’s where you come in. Your generosity could bring warmth and comfort to a child living in your neighborhood.

We are teaming up with River Valley AgCredit once again for our Coats for Kids campaign. We are collecting new or gently used, clean coats for children in need.

You can drop off a coat at any of the locations listed below between September 30 - October 25.

School Challenge and Church Challenge

Schools and churches can also take part in this year's School Challenge and Church Challenge.

Schools who wish to participate are asked to have their students bring in new or gently used, cleaned coats to their school.

The "classroom" with the highest percentage of coats-to-students donated will be provided a Fall Harvest Pizza Party by River Valley AgCredit.

Schools or churches should contact Patrice Hoffman by email  or by phone at (270) 415-1979 by Monday, October 7 to be included.

Station Coat Collection - Wednesday, October 23

As a final push for our Coats for Kids program, we will be collecting coats at WPSD Local 6 all day on Wednesday, October 23.

Our station is located at 100 Television Drive just behind the Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

You can drop off new or cleaned gently used coats anytime between 5 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

County Drop-off Locations Services
Ballard County Kevil Branch Office Family Focus, Ballard Co. Schools
12350 US Highway 60W 270-665-8400 ext. 2026
LaCenter, KY
Calloway County Murray Branch Office Calloway Co. FRC
1401 North 12th Street 270-762-7333
Murray, KY
Southwest Calloway Elementary
Carlisle County Bardwell Branch Office West KY Allied Services
196 Highway 51N 270-628-3941
Bardwell, KY
Fulton County Hickman Branch Office Fulton County High School
1514 Union City Highway 270-236-3904 ext. 3134
Hickman, KY
Graves County Mayfield Branch Office Graves County Schools
545 Dick Castleman Bypass 270-328-4868
Mayfield, KY
Administrative Branch Office Farmington Baptist
408 East Broadway
Mayfield, KY Farmington Elementary
Hickman County Clinton Branch Office West KY Allied Services
102 N Washington Street 270-653-4494
Clinton, KY
Livingston County Cave Spring Church
Marshall County Walnut Street Baptist Church
1605 Walnut Street
Benton, KY
McCracken County Paducah Branch Office Family Service Society
2190 New Holt Road 270-443-4838
Paducah, KY
Starfish Orphan Ministry

Staying warm not only protects your body, but also can affect your brain. Giving a child a warm winter coat can have positive, lasting effects.