interior static banner

King University Now Collecting “Coats for Kids”

BRISTOL, Tenn., September 14, 2017 – King University is now collecting children’s winter coats for the University’s 18th annual “Coats for Kids” Day, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28.

“Coats for Kids has been a great tradition at King University for 17 years,” says Julie McReynolds, assistant dean for student engagement at King. “Each year the community support for this event grows. Last year, we gave away 303 coats. We hope everyone will help ensure the kids in our community all have a warm coat for this coming winter season.”

Donated children’s coats may be dropped off at King University at either the Administration Building or Maclellan Hall on the main campus in Bristol. Coats may also be dropped off at any Bristol, Tenn., or Bristol, Va., elementary school, YMCA, YWCA, or Craig’s Cleaners, located on the Volunteer Parkway in Bristol, Tenn. Coat donation bins will be in place the week of Sept. 11.

Monetary donations designated for “Coats for Kids” are accepted at King University’s Administration Building located on the main campus. The monetary donations are used to purchase new coats for the event.

“The Bristol community is always so generous to donate coats for Coats for Kids, and our students, faculty, and staff at King are also generous with their time in volunteering,” said McReynolds. “It would not be possible to make this event happen with the support of many people. We are expanding our distribution day event and adding a Fall Festival that will be sponsored by our Residence Life staff. We hope many people will be able to enjoy this day and have a new warm coat.”

Coats may be dropped off at one of the designated locations in Bristol TN/VA by Oct. 13. Contact Julie McReynolds at 423.652.6310 or for additional information on the Coats for Kids project.


King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.