LaSata: Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids a success amidst challenges

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata said Tuesday over 50 coats were donated by  Southwest Michigan residents during her second annual Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids.

The event was held throughout October to collect new or gently used coats for children throughout Southwest Michigan.

“This year’s Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids was a success amidst challenges brought on by COVID-19,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I am heartened by the determination of our community to help make sure children who are less fortunate have a nice warm coat for winter. My sincerest thanks to all who gave — your generosity will help make these little ones’ lives a bit brighter.”

LaSata coordinated with Niles Community Schools to distribute the donated coats on Tuesday to area students in need.

“We are grateful for this donation and the generosity of Sen. LaSata and the community,” said Superintendent Dan Applegate, Ph.D. “The commitment to work together in support of our neighbors is what truly makes Niles and Southwest Michigan a wonderful place to raise a family.”

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Sen. Kim LaSata, third from right, and representatives from Niles Community Schools are pictured with coats donated during the second annual Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids on Nov. 10.