How It Works

The Warm Kids Project purchases over 1000 new, good quality coats and 1000 pairs of sturdy boots, and hundreds of hats and gloves at wholesale prices from local businesses. Clothing is sorted and stored at a local site.

How clothing is distributed to schools and agencies

In early October, each school and agency receives an order form for winter clothing. Stated on the order form is a clothing allowance for the site, based on the number of students enrolled at each site and the number of students qualified to receive free and reduced lunch.

The staff at each site determines who will receive clothing. Order forms are returned to Warm Kids Project by the end of October, and clothing is distributed to the schools by early November. There is no cost to the school or agency for the clothing they receive.

PARENTS: ONLY schools or agencies can order clothing from Warm KIds. We do not take calls from parents. If you want clothing for your child, please notify your elementary school or preschool no later than mid-October. (Please check the following lists to determine if your child is enrolled at a Warm Kids Project site.)

Public schools and agencies served

Kalamazoo County School Districts (Pre-K through Grade 5):

  • Climax-Scotts
  • Comstock
  • Galesburg-Augusta
  • Kalamazoo Public
  • Parchment
  • Plainwell
  • Portage Public
  • Schoolcraft
  • Vicksburg
  • 3 Charter Schools

Local agencies served:

  • Kalamazoo County Head Start – KRESA
  • Pre-Primary Education Program (PEEP – KPS)
  • Comstock Community Learning Center
  • Kalamazoo County Human Services/ Youth
  • 9th Circuit Court – Family Division
  • Woods Edge Learning Center – KRESA
  • Learning Village Preschool – Lake Street