ARPS Warm Winter Coat and Clothing Drive

This winter an unprecedented number of Amherst children need warm outdoor clothing.The Amherst Public Schools (ARPS) Family Center is once again organizing a winter clothing drive with the PGOs’ help. We are looking for donations of new (and gently used) winter coats for over 90 Amherst children, size pre-K through adult. Also needed: snow pants and boots; hats and waterproof mittens/gloves appreciated, too!

There are dropoff bins located outside the front doors of each Amherst public school. Please make sure all clothing is clean, in good condition and put your donations in plastic bags.

You are see what sizes are needed most and signup to donate here:

If you prefer to give money instead of clothing, you may donate online at or send a check (payable to ARPS PGO) or gift cards to Tracy Zafian, ARPS PGO Treasurer, 51 Blue Hills Road, Amherst.

Our goal is to finish collecting by Monday, December 14. If you have questions or need someone to pick up your clothing donation, please contact Thank you. Collected items will be distributed to families by the ARPS Family Center in December. The PGOs may have an additional distribution in January.

If you or your children are in need of warm winter clothing, please contact Mildred Martinez at the ARPS Family Center: or 413-362-1871.

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