Participants in the East Hartford Rotary Club’s Annual “Coats for Kids” Program lined up outside the Burlington Store on Silver Lane early Sunday morning on October 14 to receive their new winter coats. These coats will keep them warm throughout the season.
This year marks a 10-year anniversary since the Rotary Club has been sponsoring the “Coats for Kids” program. Working in partnership with the Town’s Social Services Department, the Rotary provides the funding for prescreened participants between the ages of 5-12 to select a new winter coat at the Burlington Store every fall.
There is a great partnership with the East Hartford Rotary and Burlington Stores, which opens an hour early for this event to allow the participants and their parents come in and select a new winter coat. This year over 100 children were selected to participate. If the cool temperatures we are seeing now are any indication of the season to come, these coats will get a lot of wear. Once their coat selections were completed, the children were treated to donut holes compliments of Burlington Stores. Thank you everyone who participated in the program this year!