Children who were facing the season without a warm coat are now covered, thanks to the Elm Grove Eagles.
Their Coats for Kids project took place Saturday at the Highlands in Wal-Mart. Children came in and were taken on an escorted shopping spree to get the outerwear they need.
The Eagles Club called every elementary school in Ohio County, and got recommendations from the guidance counselors about who needs a little help.
“The guidance counselor gives us the kids, we bring ’em up here. They average in age from whatever, seven to eleven, and we take the parents around and fit ’em with clothes–coats, hats, gloves, whatever they need,” said Louis Cottrell, Elm Grove Eagles.
“And we earmark around $3,000 and that will help on an average of 63 students of Ohio County public schools,” said Lee Ann Speare, Elm Grove Eagles Auxiliary.
The money comes from a steak fry the Eagles Club holds every February. Parents said this is a big help to them.
The children were wearing not only coats, but big smiles when they left.