Coats for kids can be left at numerous locations

Four Seasons Cleaners and the Rotary Club of Ventura collaborate to implement The Coats for Kids Project. November 2018 marked the fifteenth year of this project and again this year the Rotary Club of Ventura South joins the effort. The clubs initiate the collection of coats at numerous locations. Four Seasons Cleaners cleans the coats and organizes their distribution.

Last year over 5,000 coats were given to needy children and adults in the Ventura and Santa Barbara communities. This year’s goal is to collect, clean and distribute 5000 coats and jackets.

Recipients of the coats include the Boys and Girls Clubs, The Salvation Army, Casa Pacifica, Project Understanding, churches and other service organizations.

Due to the extraordinary generosity of Sonny Shah, owner of Four Seasons Cleaners, in the past 14 years over 60,000 coats and jackets have been cleaned and distributed to those in need.

Each year the Downtown Rotary Club of Ventura distributes coats at its annual Holiday Party in December. This year the club plans to give coats and jackets to over 70 children from Lincoln,

E.P. Foster and Sheridan Way Schools.

Collection boxes were placed in businesses, schools and public parks in Ventura County the week of November 1. Members of the Downtown Rotary Club of Ventura and Rotary Club of Ventura South are collecting the donated coats and jackets and delivering them to Four Seasons Cleaners for cleaning and sorting. They will then be distributed to service organizations in the community. The project will continue until December 31.

The need for coats for citizens of our community continues to be critical. Making the world a better place to live, one coat at a time, is a goal worth achieving.

Coats for Kids is organized by the Rotary Club of Ventura and sponsored by Four Seasons Cleaners. Eyedentity Graphics, KVTA and Hilford Moving & Storage are the Media Partners.

More information about the project is on the Rotary website . It includes an interactive map of the 54 collection sites throughout Ventura County, including both Trader Joes locations in Ventura, Lassens and Green Thumb International. The hashtag for Facebook and Instagram is #coatsforkidsventura.

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