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Coats For Kids

Coats for Kids is an annual campaign helmed by NewsWatch 12 that connects kids in need with winter coats donated by members of the community. Over the last 30 years, Coats for Kids has collected, cleaned, and distributed more than 130,000 coats to children in Southern Oregon.

Starting last year, the pandemic necessitated some changes to Coats for Kids — but the need in our community and our willingness to help remains the same. As with 2020, the big red barrels will remain in storage this year as our Coats for Kids campaign goes virtual.

Instead of collecting coats, NewsWatch 12 is raising money to buy brand new coats for children in our community. Coats will then be distributed through our partners in Klamath County (Integral Youth Services and Klamath Falls Gospel Mission), Josephine County (Boys & Girls Clubs), and Jackson County (the Salvation Army).

If you'd like to help local children in need this year, click here and visit our donation page to make a contribution.

In addition to donations online at kdrv.com, we’re expanding how people can contribute to the effort by inviting donations by check. Anyone wishing to write a check in support of the campaign can send it to: KDRV-TV, Attention: Coats for Kids, P.O. Box 4220, Medford, OR 97501. Checks should be made payable to KDRV-TV with Coats for Kids written on the memo line.

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Community members supporting the Coats For Kids Campaign

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Local sponsor donates more than $3,000 to Coats for Kids

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REMAX Integrity in Grants Pass sustains its loyalty as a partner to the Coats for Kids Campaign

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All Natural Pest Elimination in Medford increases its donation to Coats For Kids

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Salvation Army partners with NewsWatch 12 on 31st annual Coats for Kids campaign

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Salvation Army holds drive-in 'Coats for Kids' distribution event

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Salvation Army prepares to distribute winter coats for Jackson County kids

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Medford high schools' volleyball teams help collect coats

Image for All Natural Pest Control buys more than $1,000 worth of coats for kids in need

All Natural Pest Control buys more than $1,000 worth of coats for kids in need

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Rogue Valley Street Rods stop by with Coats for Kids donations

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Lithia employees fill Coats for Kids barrel with donations

Image for Coats for Kids: Motorcycle non-profit buys and donates 41 coats

Coats for Kids: Motorcycle non-profit buys and donates 41 coats

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 392197

Reported Deaths: 5186
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah60432839
Washington42082398
Marion39986507
Clackamas32861382
Lane30179358
Jackson24956361
Deschutes23639185
Umatilla15135182
Linn14704179
Douglas13438292
Josephine10201246
Yamhill9787143
Klamath9072147
Polk8248102
Benton611138
Malheur592790
Coos5693107
Columbia433356
Jefferson420866
Lincoln363852
Union339255
Crook336356
Wasco317046
Clatsop262735
Baker220833
Tillamook217045
Hood River214537
Morrow197825
Curry192439
Harney119933
Grant108515
Lake105616
Wallowa76013
Sherman1913
Gilliam1854
Wheeler1141
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5087907

Reported Deaths: 74561
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152858627184
San Diego4074794340
Riverside3880835358
San Bernardino3748555967
Orange3346265736
Sacramento1684922447
Kern1578751804
Fresno1568972259
Santa Clara1522681929
Alameda1252361507
San Joaquin1076041834
Ventura1040841191
Contra Costa1038691046
Stanislaus915481417
Tulare861371099
San Francisco56931672
San Mateo56354629
Monterey52521626
Solano47693358
Santa Barbara47345553
Merced45086668
Sonoma43207412
Placer42204470
Imperial38516773
Kings35221362
San Luis Obispo31511360
Madera26233311
Shasta26113458
Butte25476318
Santa Cruz22268224
Yolo21590260
Marin18495249
El Dorado18325166
Sutter14577186
Napa13424105
Yuba1076389
Tehama10282130
Humboldt10183119
Nevada10029105
Mendocino857799
Lassen797656
San Benito782979
Tuolumne774691
Lake7046110
Amador578366
Siskiyou475855
Glenn457436
Calaveras442288
Del Norte376942
Colusa325921
Inyo256746
Plumas19397
Mono18924
Mariposa160718
Trinity99817
Modoc7725
Sierra2180
Alpine1080
Unassigned810
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Medford
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Brookings
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