Coats for Kids Drive a Success

Beginning last October, Okaloosa County School District students and staff donated new and gently used coats for the annual United Way Coats for Kids Drive.  The Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) set up collection boxes at Carver Hill, Central Administration, and the Lowery Place Administrative Complex.  Boxes were also available in businesses throughout Okaloosa County.  Area dry cleaning businesses donated their services to clean all of the used coats. 

As students in need were identified, Okaloosa County school personnel visited the OPSF's coat room and selected warm coats for their students.

This year OPSF, an Agency of United Way, distributed 423 coats to Okaloosa District students and their families. 

Thank you United Way for sponsoring this worthwhile event!




About the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation (OPSF)

The OPSF is a not-for-profit community-based public schools foundation.  It is a partnership between families, schools, community and business.  The Foundation is dedicated to supporting and extending the educational opportunities of all individuals within Okaloosa County.  Since its establishment in 1995, OPSF has funded educational enrichment programs including teacher grants for unique programs, student scholars in the Take Stock in Children Program, community educational initiatives, and student and teacher recognition awards. For more information about Take Stock in Children and the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, visit