Annual Coats For Kids Drive Is Under Way

Coats For KidsOur 6th Annual Coat Drive for our Coats For Kids Program has begun. Last year, we managed to provide 507 children from 17 Cumberland County Schools with a brand new warm winter coat, scarf, wool hat, and mittens, plus a visit with Santa and a hot meal in our Officers’ Club at New Jersey Motorsports Park.


This year, our children will come to the park on December 6th.

Our volunteers will help over 500 area children choose a winter coat this year. Click The Image To See Our Photo Gallery.

Our volunteers will help over 500 area children choose a winter coat this year. Click The Image To See Our Photo Gallery.

Hosted by the Green Flag Children’s Charities at NJMP, elementary and middle school students selected by their schools throughout Cumberland County, are able to choose a brand new winter coat, a pair of gloves or mittens, and a hat & scarf.

Our members will serve all the kids a hot lunch and treat them to a day of festive cheer. Click The Image To See More Photos

Our members will serve all the kids a hot lunch and treat them to a day of festive cheer. Click The Image To See More Photos

Once the children have selected their new winter wear, a hot lunch consisting of mac n’ cheese, chicken fingers, P-B & J sandwiches and franks & beans will be provided and served to them thanks to Bottinos’ Shoprite Stores. The children are encouraged to write a letter to Santa and present it to him after the luncheon.

Over 70 volunteers from the Green Flag Committee and generous corporate contributions make the event possible. Volunteers collect the new coats throughout the year from local individuals and corporate sponsors. This year, our major corporate partners are South Jersey Gas Company, Bottinos Shoprite Stores, Atlantic City Electric, Susquehanna Bank, and Walmart.

Seeing smiling kids leave with their new coats is the highlight of the day. Click the image to see more photos

Seeing smiling kids leave with their new coats is the highlight of the day. Click the image to see more photos

“We always look forward to this special holiday event for needy children from within Cumberland County,” says Brad Scott, general manager of NJMP. Don Fauerbach, founder of the Green Flag Committee at NJMP added “This event will provide many smiling faces and happy hearts for these special children who otherwise might not receive new winter clothing, and all the volunteers share tremendous pride for their participation as elves for the children.”

How Can You Help?

Anyone wishing to help can visit our Donations Page to send a monetary donation or you can donate a new coat. Drop Off locations are located in Millville, Vineland and Bridgeton for convenience.


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Want Your Business To Help?

If you want your business to help, you can make a donation and/or visit our Documents page to download our Coats For Kids Poster. Print it out and hang it in your window. To do more, feel free to contact the Green Flag Committee through our email

Give the gift of warmth this Christmas to a child who needs it more than any toys... Click the image to see more photos

Give the gift of warmth this Christmas to a child who needs it more than any toys… Click the image to see more photos

In addition to the “Coats for Kids” program, NJMP plays host to a number of community fund raising events throughout the year. The facility also annually hosts the Bottinos New Jersey Mud Run for Cancer and The Daytona 500 viewing party.

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