Last week Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning wrapped up our 2013 Coats for Kids drive with pizza parties at St. Joachim and Lincoln Elementary School in Madera. The pizza parties gave us the opportunity to celebrate with the classes who collected the most amounts of coats for the 2013 Coats for Kids drive.
We had a great time at the schools with a surprise appearance from Santa himself. Santa brought candy canes and stayed for photos with each of the kids. Brian Driggs of Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning took a moment to thank the kids for their part in bringing in 524 coats. All of the coats collected stayed in Madera County and were distributed by our local Salvation Army Office. Mr. Driggs also talked about the importance of helping others in our community and how we can all make a difference. During the party he also announced that all of the coats collected had already been given to kids in need.
At St. Joachim School, Santa had a couple of minutes to visit the kindergarten class, who brought in the 2nd most coats. Santa thanked them for helping other kids who needed warm coats. The kindergarteners were thrilled to see Santa! What a great way to celebrate successful Coats for Kids drive in Madera.
We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and thank you again for all your support!