Local Elementary School Donates Warm Coats to Caminar Clients

 Harriet Pecot, Caminar’s Director of Development, with over 100 warm coats donated by Laurel Elementary School in San Mateo.

Harriet Pecot, Caminar’s Director of Development, with over 100 warm coats donated by Laurel Elementary School in San Mateo.

Look at all these warm coats!

We are delighted to be the recipient of Laurel Elementary School’s One Warm Coat Drive, held in October. Laurel Elementary, a school located just around the corner from our San Mateo Headquarters, collected over 100 warm coats for children and adults and donated them to Caminar clients.

We delighted in sharing these gifts, which have been distributed to vulnerable members of our community and will help to keep them warm and healthy this winter. Since many of the coats were for youth, we loved giving them to young clients in our Santa Clara Region, especially those who participate in our LGBTQ Youth Space, our Positive Solutions Program for family violence and abuse prevention, and our Substance Use Disorders Services.

We are so grateful to the students, parents, and staff members of Laurel Elementary who generously donated new and gently used coats; Thank you!

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Since One Warm Coat’s inception in 1992, they have worked with our volunteers to host more than 27,000 coat drives and have given away more than 5 million coats.