Evansville’s Glenwood Leadership Academy will host the 2017 Don’s Claytons Coat-A-Kid campaign kickoff on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

Students from the Kindergarten-through-8th Grade school will be at the event generating support for the program. 

In previous years, local kickoff sites have included Caze, Harwood, Lincoln, Culver, and many other schools. 

During Coat-A-Kid kickoff events, around 100 students receive winter coats.

Since its implementation at the local level, the Coat-A-Kid initiative has distributed over 150,000 coats throughout the community. 

Steve Schmitt, owner of Don’s Claytons DCI Fine DryCleaning, is committed to annually providing a winter coat for every child who needs one.

Each year, from October through December, community members are invited to bring gently-used and new coats to any Don’s Claytons location. 

The coats are cleaned, if needed, and distributed to area infants, children, and teens via the Salvation Army, Evansville Christian Life Center, and in Boonville, at Hope Central.

Schmitt notes nearly 5000 coats were donated to the 2016 Coat-A-Kid campaign.

For more information about the Coat-A-Kid program, click here.

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 24, 2017)