Candy’s Coats for Kids holds and attends various fund-raising events to help bring funds and awareness to help keep kids warm. Some events include the Chicago Wolves Hockey team, Outback Steakhouse, and many others.
Another successful coat distribution day! With the help and hard work of Candy’s Coats for Kids we were able to distribute coats to little girls like these. Just look at those smiles!
Another child fortunate to have help from people like you. This was a fun day and more importantly a lot of deserving children got some new coats!
It’s fulfilling to know one, two, twenty, or more kids are going to be much more comfortable when it’s cold out because of the kind and generous people that also feel a sense of fulfillment when they help out a child in need. Try it out, you’ll feel good about yourself and make a kid feel great!
Mission: Reach out to families and individuals in need by providing essential necessities to help keep them warm; fed; educated and most importantly to help make them feel like worthy human beings.
Candy’s Coats for Kids is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, incorporated in May 2005, and founded by myself Doreen Willis.
I started the organization first to be of service to God and second when I was 8 years old living on the Southside of Chicago with my mother, five brothers and three sisters, a strange man who was dirty and wore torn clothes knocked on our door; he asked for a slice of bread.
There are thousands of children who walk to school during winter months without proper attire to keep them warm. I’ve discovered from my previous volunteer work with other “Coats for Kids” drives, that some children have to borrow winter items from their school in order to go outside for recess but the items must be returned.
We have committed to do what I can to decrease the number of children who find themselves in this predicament. No human being should ever be without these essentials