PASCO, WA - NBC Right Now's Coats for Kids drive has hit the half way point but the need for coats is still very strong.
The Salvation Army said they are short on coats of all sizes.
They said the numbers are down, but the need is up.
About half of the donations come from the annual school challenge and we may be seeing a different school take the trophy this year.
Maya Angelou Elementary School in Pasco is currently in the lead by more than 100 coats.
"We're really really exited, I mean it's amazing how many coats we have, it's amazing what the kids have done in donating, it's amazing the opportunity we have not to only give back to our community but what that means for our school," said Maya Angelou Elemtary School PTO Treasurer Marcia Rose.
Maya Angelou Elementary School will get 25 tickets to a Tri-City Americans game for winning the halfway challenge.
You can donate to the Coats for Kids drive by taking your gently used coats to the following schools.
Ruth Livingston Elementary 2515 North Road 84 West Pasco, WA 99301
Maya Angelou Elementary 6001 Road 84 Pasco, WA 99301
Cottonwood Elementary 16734 Cottonwood Creek Blvd Kennewick WA 99338
James McGee 4601 Horizon Dr Pasco, WA (509) 547-6583
White Bluffs 1250 Kensington Way Richland, WA 99352 (509) 967-6575 -phone
Sunset View 711 North Center Parkway, Kennewick, WA 99336 (509) 222-6000