The first time you see a child come to school with socks on his or her hands instead of gloves, you know it’s time to get involved. Community-Kid-Link, an outreach program through the Champaign Unit 4 School Family Information Center, is a community/school partnership to help meet the needs of children in our schools. The “Warm-a-Kid” Drive is a major Community-Kid-Link initiative.
During the month of November, the ECL team will be collecting new and clean used coats, boots, hats, and gloves. Additionally, they are able to accept monetary donations towards the purchase of coats, boots, hats and gloves. Donated and purchased items will be distributed to students who have been identified by schools prior to their winter break.
It is such a joy to see the expressions on the children’s faces when we deliver coats and they realize that there is a genuine concern for them. It is priceless.
Throughout the year items will be distributed to children when it is necessary. There is an on-site clothing bank, which is another avenue for families who are in need throughout the year.
TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
Drop off new or gently used clean coats
Champaign Unit 4 School District
Family Information Center
405 E. Clark Street
Champaign, IL 61820