2020 Coats for Kids Drive

Speechless, grateful, overjoyed, humbled. 

It is hard to exactly put into words how appreciative we are yet again for the support of our incredible community for The Shabonya Dutton Coats for Kids Drive. 2020 marked a decade of us asking you to give with your hearts and you answering our call. We have amazing organizations that help us with Communities in Schools that help us directly distribute coats to kids who need them. This helps us to be able to get coats right into the hands or kids big and small who are in the most need when they need them. This year was especially challenging with schools being out of session for so long. It made being able to get sizes for children a lot more difficult than in years past. This did not stop the incredible staff at Communities in Schools from being dedicated to making sure that they found out who needed coats and then letting us know what was needed so that we could make sure each size was filled. 

A good problem to have is getting a phone call from the City of Elko Fire Department saying that their lobby is too full of coats and we need to do a pick up. We greatly appreciate their support as a secondary drop off location every year. With their support and the contributions from community members that drop off at their location we are able to reach our goal of making sure that no kid goes cold all winter long.

Each individual person from the community that made a donation is amazing. We cannot thank you enough for what you have done, especially during what has been a trying year. We are honored that you chose to donate to our drive. We would also like to highlight some large donations made this year: Med Ex Air one, Choice Wireless, Academy Mortgage, Next Home Infinity Realty, Katie and Cody Krenka/Everything Elko, Justine Oros Exp Realty, Mike Pimental, and Elko Dental Specialists, and JR’s Servers/Bartenders. 

Thank you Thank you Thank you all the way around to each and every single person who made a contribution. Big, or small they all went to very good use. I guarantee you that there is someone right now who is warm because of you. Take heart in that as the snow flies around you. You are the Good Neighbor. We hope you had a very good Holiday Season and are now having a Joyful New Year. Refreshed and ready to take on 2021! 

If you have someone you would like to nominate as a Good Neighbor please call our office at 775.738.3423 or email us at