Local children will be able to zip into a warm coat this winter thanks to the initiative of a Whidbey real estate office and the generosity of local residents.
Spearheaded by Paula Peters from Windermere Whidbey’s property management division, the campaign aims to ensure no child goes cold this winter on Whidbey Island.
“We have one goal in mind – to make sure we have a jacket or coat and warm winter clothing for children in the community who need them,” Paula says.
Over the past six years, the office has collected and donated more than 1,200 pieces of cold weather clothing to the Readiness to Learn Foundation. This year, the goal is to collect at least 100 jackets and coats, along with additional cold weather clothing, including rain boots, cozy hats, mittens, gloves and warm socks.
The campaign runs through mid-November, with donation boxes located in Windermere Whidbey’s Freeland and Langley offices ready to accept NEW coats, boots and other winter essentials. Financial contributions are also welcome and will be collected for the Foundation – please write checks payable to “Readiness to Learn.”
To donate, visit:
- In Freeland at 5531 Freeland Ave. (call
- In Langley at 223 Second St. (call
Donations can range from toddler sizes to adult, and any color is welcome, but please ensure all donated items are brand new and include tags.
Can’t drop off in person? Simply purchase items online and have them shipped to Windermere Whidbey’s offices. While much of the campaign support comes from the the brokers within our office, and the local community, anyone who wants to help Whidbey kids is encouraged to participate – they’ve even had continuing support from as far away as Florida!
And for tech-savvy supporters, keep an eye out for the Coats for Kids Amazon Wish List, returning after a successful launch last year.