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King University News :: "Coats for Kids" at King College Saturday

King College is now collecting children's winter coats for the College's 12th annual Coats for Kids Day.

The Bristol community has truly rallied behind 'Coats for Kids' in previous years, said Julie Roberson, assistant dean of student engagement at King. Last year we were able to provide coats for 300 area children. We hope to exceed that number this year.

Donated children's coats may be dropped off at any Bristol, Tenn., or Bristol, Va., elementary school, St. Anne's Catholic School, The Academy at King, Sullins Academy, or Craig's Cleaners located at 1375 Volunteer Parkway #12 Bristol, Tenn. Monetary donations designated for Coats for Kids will be accepted at King College's administration building.

We are grateful so many community members and organizations are supporting our students' service project, said Roberson. Together, we are ensuring children in our community have the coats, scarves, and gloves they need to stay warm this winter.

King College student volunteers will greet families and help youth select winter coats in Kline Gym Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The Education Department's student organization, STEA-KE (Student Tennessee Education Association – King College), will provide carnival games and face painting. Several area agencies and organizations will provide information about their programs and services while offering entertainment for the children.

For more information, contact Julie Roberson at 423.652.6310 or