FHSD Receives Nearly 500 Coats for Students in Need

Posted on 11/01/2017
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As temperatures drop outside and we prepare for winter, many of us take for granted that we have the appropriate winter weather gear to keep warm. There are countless families, including many in the Francis Howell School District, who are not able to provide their little ones with a warm coat. But thanks to a partnership with the Cottleville Firefighters Outreach, nearly 500 FHSD students in need are receiving brand-new winter coats.

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We are so grateful to our firefighter partners, who have supported our community by providing our kids with new winter coats,” said Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris. “The new coats make it possible for our students to get to school warm and ready to learn.” 

The Cottleville Firefighters worked with Operation Warm, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing new winter coats, which are worth approximately $14,000, to FHSD children in need. The coats delivered through our firefighter partners are 100 percent sourced and manufactured in 
America, and support hundreds of jobs across the country.

Kid on firetruckA brand-new winter coat may be small enough to wrap around a waist, but it is big enough to empower a child with greater self-confidence and increased school attendance.

View FHSD's video about the generous coat donation from the Cottleville Firefighters Outreach.

View Fox 2 St. Louis's story about the donation.

View KMOV Channel 4's story about the donation.

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