Annual Winter Coat Drive

Each year at this time of the year, the Amherst public schools’ Parent Guardian Organizations, in partnership with the ARPS Family Center, hold a Winter Coat Collection & Distribution event.  We need to collect new, and gently used, WARM winter coats for over 80 ARPS students.  All sized are needed (pre-K thru adult), and families can sign up to donate, arrange for donation pick up at home, and find the bin locations here:

The first collection round will occur on Monday, December 14.  

We also aim to collect $2,000 to buy any needed winter gear that is not donated.  Donate online at  or send a gift card, or a check made payable to ARPS PGO, to:  ARPS Winter Coat Drive, c/o Tracy Zafian, 51 Blue Hills Road, Amherst, MA 01002.
If your children need winter clothing, please contact Mildred Martinez at the ARPS Family Center at, 413-362-1871.

We appreciate every donation big or small, and ALL funds raised will go to purchase new coats and other warm winter outerwear such as boots and snow pants.  

Thank you for fulfilling this critical need and for helping all ARPS families stay warm this winter.  

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