West Chester Coat Drive Keeps Students Warm in the Winter  


Keystone Volvo is keeping kids warm in West Chester. This year, 300 coats were delivered to the town’s school district for economically disadvantaged children, writes Holly Herman for the Patch.  

The Driving Away the Cold campaign has been around since 2008 and has collectively provided over 575,000 coats to the community.  

“Providing our students in need with new winter coats allows them to arrive at school ready to learn and enjoy the winter season rather than worrying about basic necessities,” said social district coordinator Patricia Alstonaid.  

“No child, or any person, should have to worry about staying warm,” she continued.  

17 percent of students in the West Chester Area School District are disadvantaged.  

The drive is coordinated by the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.  

Read more about the coat campaign in the Patch.  

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