Long chilly winters and blustery rainy days make staying dry with raincoats and warm jackets a necessity for Pacific Northwest residents. Unfortunately, many foster children don’t have a proper coat to keep them bundled up and cozy during the cooler months and often outgrow their jackets before foster families can replace them. Sleep Country’s USA annual coat drive for foster kids is one way to keep children warm this winter.
Sleep Country USA is hosting its annual Coat Drive for Foster Kids now through November 4. With more than 10,000 Northwest children entering foster care each year, the small donation of one warm coat can make a big difference in the everyday lives of these children.
Coats can be dropped off at the Renton Sleep Country, 1205 N 10th Street, at The Landing, during regular store hours.
. It was Sleep Country USA’s most successful school supply drive, according to Tanya Mahr, communications spokesperson for the company.
“Thanks to community donations at the Renton Sleep Country and stores throughout Oregon and Washington, a partnership with Wild Waves Theme Park to collect items for discount admission at two Wild Waves Days for Foster Families this summer, and local businesses such as Regence of Tacoma and Burlington that hosted their own collection drives, this was Sleep Country’s most successful school supply drive yet,” she said.
Sleep Country distributed the items among its foster children organization partners throughout the region.