Koats 4 Kids started as
just an idea through conversation. In 2006, it turned into a memorable community event that continues to happen each fall. Koats 4 Kids chooses a new low-income school each year and our mission is to provide every child in the school a brand new warm winter coat. Each year our event brings in around 500 coats and winter items.
Our event continues to grow and bring in old friends and a new crowd excited to donate warm coats to children who may otherwise go to school without one. For 10 years, Koats 4 Kids partnered with the Colorado Springs Conservatory to raise more than $80,000 for scholarships. To date, our event continues to raise funds through a silent auction and raffle tickets (sold by the volunteers in chicken hats!!) and donates the money raised to a community resource in need.
Koats 4 Kids is very grateful for all the local support of our sponsors including our very first, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, which continues to be a lead sponsor to honor the late Tom Rogers.
This organization was originally co-founded by Jen Furda and Linda Weise and is currently lead by Tom’s daughter, Courtney Olson. Courtney is excited to be a part of Koats 4 Kids and invites the entire community to come keep the tradition alive and the children of Colorado Springs warm!
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission by
providing a warm coat to a child in need. Every $25
donation purchases at least one coat and will go into
our "snow angel fund" to help purchase coats
after the event to fill the gaps for additional sizes when needed. Together, we can make a difference!