For the second year in a row, I had the privilege of participating in the Pat’s Coats for Kids Pack the Pod day.  Pat’s Coats for Kids is a wonderful program that provides winter coats every year for children in and around the Baton Rouge area who would otherwise be without a warm coat, and the Baton Rouge Clinic is proud to be a sponsor again this year.  It is hard to imagine that a child would have to wait at the bus stop in sub-freezing temperatures (like this morning) without a coat, but this certainly occurs in our community.  Over the past 25 years, Pat’s Coats for Kids has provided over 200,000 coats to children in need.  Through donations of new or gently used coats of all sizes or through monetary donations ($20 purchases one new coat), you can help make sure that children in the Capital City are warm this winter.

If you happen to be traveling by the Baton Rouge Clinic with an extra coat in your car, stop on by and drop that coat off in our collection bins!  To find out more information on Pat’s Coats for Kids or to learn how to donate, click here.