Boots and Coats Drive A Success! (but its not too late to give)

On behalf the members of Next Rockford I want to thank the community for their support of our 2014 Boots and Coats Drive. Each fall over the past 5 years, Next Rockford members have worked with their employers, local businesses, and community organizations to help gather new or gently used winter items for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Hundreds of boots, coats, gloves and undergarments in elementary age kid’s sizes have been collected for students in RPS 205. 100% of the items are dropped off with the RPS Community Engagement department who organizes the items for school principals to come in and pick out the individual necessities for the students they know are in need. This may seem like a simple gesture for many of us but it is a very effective way to support students in our area! Our hope is that the winter elements will not deter any child from attending school or impact their learning day. If you missed our drive please consider making a donation to the Alignment Rockford Coat Drive that is currently underway until New Year’s Eve (collection boxes are setup at each Beef a’ Roo location as well as many of the Rockford Fire Dept. Fire Stations). I also encourage you to look for our 2015 Drive next fall (around Halloween) and consider nominating your business as a drop off location for donations (feel free to email me now to add your name to our list, maurice.redd@morganstanley.com). Thank you!