Coats for Kids is a Worcester Educational Development Foundation initiative to benefit the students of Worcester Public Schools. Coats for Kids provides new winter outerwear to children in need throughout the district which includes 48 schools, the Worcester Head Start program, the Worcester Family Partnership program, and several homeless shelters.

Over 3000 winter jackets, hats, and mittens are distributed to infants to high school students annually. In addition, winter outerwear is provided to the Parent Information Center for families arriving from other countries, registering in our schools.

Our mission is to foster comfort and confidence in our students in order to increase attendance and participation in school.

Would you like to help?

Shop for new winter outerwear and deliver you tax-deductible* purchase to DAB, room 008

Contact Liz Vecchio, office: 508-799-3479, cell: 508-753-1288, or email: and become a Coats for Kids Shopper!

Donate a gift certificate, themed-basket, or item to our fundraising event raffle table

Attend our Fundraiser and Social Event – Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Make a donation* – make checks payable to WEDF and mail to:

Worcester Educational Development Foundation

Attn: 2017-2018 WPS Coats for Kids Program
210 Park Avenue, Suite 224, Worcester, MA 01609

*The WEDF maintains 501c(3) non-profit status. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS