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Give a Kid a Coat campaign is back

Pre-loved coats and jackets are donated and then distributed to less fortunate children in the local area.

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Following the success of last year’s initiative, when it was able to help keep almost 500 children a little bit warmer over winter, Fife Housing Group is delighted to be running its Give a Kid a Coat campaign again this year.

This simple concept where pre-loved coats and jackets are donated and then distributed to less fortunate children in the local area has, once again, been embraced by the people of Fife, seeing them collect 1,300-plus coats this year.

Nicki Donaldson, Fife Housing Group Chief Executive, said: “This colleague-led initiative was launched last year, as part of our commitment to giving something back to tenants and local communities, and we were absolutely blown away by the response we received.

“The incredible generosity of the people of Fife, and beyond, meant that lots of children went to school in a cosy new coat last year, however, there are still thousands of children in Fife living below the poverty line, with their parents and carers struggling to make ends meet.

“As such, we were keen to try and reach even more of those families and support services, who would most benefit from having one less cost to cover this year, and we’re thrilled to have been able to give out over 800 coats already.”

As well as working with local social work teams and support services, such as Women’s Aid, Fife Gingerbread and the Cottage Family Centre, Fife Housing Group will be distributing coats and jackets to local families, completely free of charge, throughout November and into December so, if you, or anyone you know, could do with one less expense at this costly time of year, just get in touch to let them know what you’re looking for. You can contact Fife Housing Group on freephone 08000 274 007, via info@fifehg.org.uk or pop into its Pitreavie office.                                      

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