For the last 30 years, thanks to your generous donations, NewsWatch 12 has been committed to making sure local children-in-need have had a warm coat for the winter. With the Coronavirus pandemic and the recent fires impacting our region, your help is needed now more than ever. The current health crisis has forced us to re-invent our approach to Coats for Kids for 2020. Collecting, sorting, cleaning, and distributing coats the way we have the last 29 years just doesn’t seem practical or prudent during a pandemic. We believe there is a way to meet the challenge to provide warm coats to kids even against the backdrop of Covid-19. This year, the big red barrels will remain in storage as our Coats for Kids campaign goes virtual.