Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids is CAASNM’s community drive for new and gently used warm winter coats for children newborn-11 in the County, including rural locations such as Hatch and Gadsden. Each year, some 3,000 coats are given out, and over its 26 year history, nearly 55,000 coats have been distributed. CAASNM thanks its partners, including First American Bank, Comet Cleaners, 101 Gold, Knights of Columbus and D2 Designs who assist Coats for Kids with fundraising and volunteers every year. www.Lascrucescoatsforkids.com

Program Description

Coats for Kids is CAASNM’s community drive for new and gently used warm winter coats for children newborn-11 in the County, including rural locations such as Hatch and Gadsden. Each year, some 3,000 coats are given out, and over its 26 year history, nearly 55,000 coats have been distributed. CAASNM thanks its partners, including First American Bank, Comet Cleaners, 101 Gold, Knights of Columbus and D2 Designs who assist Coats for Kids with fundraising and volunteers every year. www.Lascrucescoatsforkids.com

Eligibility Requirements

  •  Age limit: New-born through 5th grade (age 11)
  • Parents must pre-register to be eligible to receive a free coat for their child. Please contact CAASNM for further information.
  • Kids are also identified by school social workers and counselors in Las Cruces Public Schools, Hatch Valley Public Schools, Gadsden Independent School District, and other site administrators.

Areas Served:

        • Doña Ana County

Annie is a participant in CAASNM’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) from Truth or Consequences.  She is a grandmother helping raise grandchildren and she also cares for her sick mother. Annie is very thankful for this program because it allows her to care for her mom and grandchildren. She has three grandchildren who live with her and she takes care of four grandchildren that don’t. The program reimburses her for nutritious food for all seven children in addition to her disabled mom.

Annie is a very special lady and has gone through a lot. She has been doing childcare for a long time. She cared for her sick father and then her husband before they passed away and now she is caring for her mom. She took a part time job at night with Walmart in-order to buy Christmas presents for of all her grandchildren, her brother and 18 year old grandson who stays to look after the children and Annie’s mom while she is working. She is a true success because she perseveres with all of her hardships, but with a little help from CAASNM.

Annie’s Story, Nutritious food for the family