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Coats for a Cause: EDCOE and Community Unite to Keep Students Warm

00:00 AM - November 21, 2023

Each year, the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) collaborates with school districts and county educational programs to discreetly identify students who may lack a winter coat. In the current year, EDCOE received over 419 requests for this essential clothing item from various locations across the county. 

To address this demand, EDCOE initiated a collection of donations through the El Dorado County Education Fund, managed by the El Dorado Community Foundation. Significant contributions came from key donors, including The Women’s Fund El Dorado – Lighthouse Fund, Kiwanis Club of Placerville, Warm Winters, Dress for Less, and the California Highway Patrol. The generosity of individual donors also played a substantial role in making this initiative successful.

Dr. Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools, expressed gratitude, stating, "Our generous sponsors and individual donors helped secure the funding needed to fulfill every request. Thank you for contributing to the warmth of El Dorado County children this winter!"

The success of the EDCOE Annual Coat Drive program is attributed to the unwavering support of EDCOE team members and dedicated community partners. Heartfelt thanks are extended to everyone involved in ensuring the well-being of El Dorado County's students during the winter season.

This program operates through a collaborative effort between EDCOE and district team members who work closely with schools to identify and address the needs of students in the county. Appreciation is extended to those who contribute to the success of the Annual EDCOE Coat Drive.


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