BRATTLEBORO — The United Way of Windham County's Kids in Coats fund, which takes the place of the Reformer's Christmas Stocking has collected to date $18,285.55 of its $75,000 goal. Participants in the Kids in Coats fund will receive $100 vouchers to purchase winter clothes from local stores in the fall of this year.

Donations this past week include: Esta B. Smith, $40; Anonymous, $100, stay warm; Anonymous, $25; Anonymous, $40; Lynne, $25, pay it forward; Bill McKim, $30; and Anonymous, $50.

Donations to the Kids in Coats Fund can be made by texting "toasty" to 41444 or by mailing a check made out to UWWC to PO Box 617, Brattleboro, VT 05302 with "coats" in the memo line. Donations can also be dropped off at the Brattleboro Reformer office at 62 Black Mountain Road or the United Way office at 1 Holstein Place, both in Brattleboro, Vermont. UWWC has established a Kids in Coats committee to develop a model that best serves families. Any community member who is interested in assisting is welcome to join. Please contact Sue Graff, Director of Community Investments, at 802-257-4011 ext. 113 or for more information.


The United Way of Windham County is creating HOPE in Windham County by investing in health, opportunity, prosperity, and education initiatives. The Kids in Coats Fund is yet another way you can Lend HOPE a Hand. For more information, visit or call 802-257-4011.