SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – South Dakota is known for its frigid winters with temperatures that can reach well below zero. Keep KELOLAND Warm wants to make sure everyone is prepared and equipped to handle these cold temps. The first distribution takes place on Thursday.
Kidz-N-Coats has also teamed up with KELOLAND Media Group to distribute coats for children. This group is based out of Harvest Church in Sioux Falls and buys new coats for kids. They believe having a new coat boosts children’s self-esteem.
Kidz-N-Coats will also be at the Siouxland Library parking lot to hand out coats between 4-6 p.m. Thursday.
Volunteers organized the coats ahead of the giveaway; people in need of coats lined up early.
Angela Schmeling is one of the coordinators for Kidz-N-Coats. She says all the children were ecstatic to put on their brand-new clothing. Schmeling also says some kids have never had something new, so to be able to provide that little bit of happiness is amazing.
I had one little girl jumping up and down excited to have her unicorn hat with a new coat.Angela Schmeling
If you would like to get involved with Kidz-N-Coats you can fill out the form on their website, or call 605-335-5800.