Winter Coat Drive

Winter Coat and Sweatshirt Drive for Carson City Students in Need
Posted on 10/03/2023
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As the winter season approaches, Carson City School District’s McKinney-Vento Students in Transition program is in need of NEW youth coats (boys & girls – all sizes) and NEW teen/junior sweatshirts and jackets (all sizes) for the winter season. The community-driven initiative aims at ensuring all students have access to warm clothing during the cold months.

Adequate winter clothing can significantly impact a student's ability to focus and thrive in the classroom. To address this essential need, the district is inviting community members, parents and local businesses to come together and support this worthy cause.

The drive will run from October 2 through November 17, 2023. Donations may be dropped off at the McKinney-Vento Office, 618 West Musser Street, Carson City, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding Nevada Day and Veteran’s Day). Donation receipts are available upon request.

In addition to physical donations, monetary contributions to purchase winter clothing are also welcomed. Gift card donations valued between $10-$100 to help assist pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade students in transition can be mailed to Carson City School District McKinney-Vento, 618 W. Musser Street, P.O. Box 603, Carson City, Nevada 89702. Donated gift cards can also be dropped off at 618 W. Musser Street in Carson City.

Students in transition are those individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence including children and youth sharing housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reasons.

Students in transition often live in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative accommodations. Other primary nighttime residence may be a designated public space not designed for regular sleeping such as cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings. Students in transition may also include migratory children or unaccompanied youth who are not in physical custody of a parent or guardian.

For questions, please contact Hannah Etchison, McKinney-Vento & Foster Care liaison, 775.283.1537, [email protected], or Theresa Fletcher, admin assistant II, 775.283.1510,  [email protected].