Pasco School Wins Mid-Way Coats for Kids School Challenge - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Pasco School Wins Mid-Way Coats for Kids School Challenge

Posted: Updated:

KENNEWICK, Wash.-- KNDU and KNDO's Coats for Kids drive is in full swing.

The mid-way point for the School Challenge was Tuesday and Ruth Livingston Elementary won that with 250 kids coats collected so far.  However, the school challenge isn't over, Tuesday's total was just the kids coats collected, and didn't include how many adults coats were collected.

The Director of Social Services for the Salvation Army, Colleen Miller, says they don't want to ruin the surprise of who has the most coats total, and that could easily change between now and December 8th, when the School Challenge is over.   Miller explains, "They want to keep the competition going.  They don't want to give a breakdown of how many coats schools individually are collection, so there's still a little bit of mystery and that way kids will still keep pushing to get more and more coats coming in."

If your family needs winter jackets, you can go to the Salvation Army in Pasco Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 until 10:45, an from 1:00 to 3:45.  Make sure to bring in identification for you and each of your kids, such as a birth certificate, school ID, or drivers license.  Salvation Army staff ask you to limit it to only one coat per family member.

We have more information on where to donate your new or gently used coats here on our website, just click on Community then Coats for Kids.