Coats for Kids now a nonprofit

Established in 1996 by Denny Kuhnhausen, Coats For Kids was created to help provide warm coats to children in Clallam County working in conjunction with county school resource offices. Since its inception it has held fundraising events like Elks races and Bingo at the Sequim Elks Lodge, as well as receiving donations from various organizations and Elk members.

But the need for the program has grown over the years. Coats for Kids announced they’ve recently obtained tax exempt status as a 501(c)(3), allowing the organization to apply for more grants.

The new status also allows people the ability to deduct donations on their taxes.

Obtaining nonprofit status has opened new doors for the organization already: Coats for Kids was recently chosen as a recipient of a ”Community First Saturday” in September, as Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply will contribute a percentage of retails sales to the nonprofit.

The board is also expanding the program to include additional local merchants for redeeming the voucher certificates. Currently, Coast for Kids certificates may only be redeemed at Walmart. By including other merchants, organization members hope to make it easier for families to redeem the certificates.

For more information about the Coats For Kids program, email to sequim cfk96@yahoo.com.

More in News

Clallam officials working on plan as coronavirus count stays at 25

The Jefferson County Board of Health unanimously approved the county health officer’s… Continue reading

Will Coho ferry service be stalled for the rest of the year?

Black Ball Ferry Line’s Coho ferry could be shut down through December… Continue reading

Free potatoes, onions to be distributed in Port Angeles, Forks

Public, volunteers welcomed to Saturday events

Phased reopening of Olympic Peninsula in the works

Health officials were planning Wednesday for the phased reopening of the North… Continue reading

Night-time power outage scheduled to set signal lights on Fifth Avenue

A scheduled power outage will affect electric service on and near North… Continue reading

City approves tribe’s MAT clinic application

Appeals accepted on decision through June 5

Members of Save Our Sequim, including chairman Jodi Wilke, seen here at a rally in October 2019, and Jon Gibson, owner of Parkwood Manufactured Housing Community seek to halt the application for the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility from moving forward with a May lawsuit through Clallam County Superior Court. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Lawsuit against City of Sequim looks to halt MAT

Save Our Sequim, Parkwood owner file jointly in Clallam Superior Court

UPDATED: Fatal shooting leaves 3 dead in Sequim-area home

A fatal shooting this week in a house near Sequim apparently was… Continue reading

Samantha “Sam” Faber and her brother James “Jimmy” Faber Jr. were victims of a shooting in their Sequim home on May 14. Family and friends remember them as family-oriented and loving people. Photo courtesy of Jim Faber Sr.
Sequim siblings remembered for their love of family

Gofundme started to support funeral, family expenses

Most Read