WBRZ hosts 27TH annual Pat’s Coats for Kids

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

BATON ROUGE –WBRZ is hosting the annual Pat’s Coats for Kids coat drive now through Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Pat’s Coats for Kids will collect monetary donations as well as children or adult-sized coats for children in need in our area.

For the past 26 years, Pat’s Coats for Kids and the Baton Rouge community have distributed more than 210,000 coats to meet the challenge of keeping the children in our area warm during the winter. New or gently-used coats may be dropped off at any Neighbors Federal Credit Union and Coldwell Banker One locations or at The Baton Rouge Clinic. The full list of drop-off locations can be found at

For a donation of $20, a new coat will be purchased. Cash or checks made out to Pat’s Coats for Kids can be mailed or dropped off at WBRZ-TV, 1650 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802, or any location of Neighbors Federal Credit Union. Online donations may also be made at using VISA, MasterCard or Discover.

Pat’s Coats for Kids supports schools in parishes, including Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, as well as Charter Schools of Baton Rouge.

WBRZ will host the sixth annual Pack the POD Day on Wednesday, November 18, at Walmart on College Drive. Together, WBRZ and the community will attempt to pack a POD with new and gently-used coats. Monetary donations will also be collected. Pack the POD Day will be aired throughout the day on WBRZ ‘s 2une In, Noon, 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. newscasts, with a recap at 10 p.m.

PODS, The Istrouma Area Council of The Boy Scouts of America, and the Baton Rouge Chapter of St. Vincent de Paul are partnering again with WBRZ to handle the storing, sorting and distribution of the coats.

Pat’s Coats for Kids is sponsored by Coldwell Banker One, EMR Recycling, The Baton Rouge Clinic and Neighbors Federal Credit Union. For more information on Pat’s Coats for Kids, visit