Coat for Kids’ Schools Partnership Program

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Coats For Kids
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Since 1995, Robert “Bob” Juckniess has been serving as the chairman, executive director, and chief executive officer of Royal Buying Group, Inc., a company based in Lisle, Illinois. In his free time, Robert “Bob” Juckniess supports several charitable organizations such as the Coats for Kids Foundation.

Established in 2004 by Paul and Cheryl Darby of in Alexandria, Virginia, Coats for Kids is a nonprofit organization that was founded to ensure that every child in need of a winter coat would receive a new one. Throughout the years, Coats for Kids has made itself distinct from similar programs by only distributing new winter coats, including new gloves and winter hats, and for operating throughout the winter.

In order to better serve their target population, Coats for Kids began its Schools Partnership Program in 2005. Through this program, service organizations and businesses are encouraged to pick out a particular school that they would like to support through the foundation. This helps in quantifying the need and creating a fundraising goal, among others. This program’s earliest recipient was John Adams Elementary School which was adopted by MCI in Washington, DC. The program has grown over the years, and has included businesses such as Target.

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