Greenwood project seeks opportunity to keep children warm this winter

Posted on December 13th, 2013

What began as a project for Rush Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Greenwood quickly inspired other businesses. ‘Koats for Kids’ partners local businesses with Healthy Learners Greenwood to assist Greenwood School District 50 students who are in need of coats for the winter.

Currently 30 businesses have donated over $8,000 to purchase coats for children who are in need and without resources in the local Greenwood area.


“This is turned into such an awesome project.  Many are talking about this being a ‘first annual’ event,” said Kristi Rush, Rush Heating & Cooling, Inc.  According to Rush, the Index Journal, Allegra Print and Marketing and  Sunny 103.5 has provided in-kind advertising.  JC Penney is providing discounted pricing for the new coat purchases and several restaurants are donating lunch for the 2 community collection days. “I am blown away about how this has grown!  We are truly blessed,” said Rush.


“The first rack of coats are being delivered by Rush Heating and Cooling”


“First rack of coats”

The Greenwood project is open to the public, and is accepting new coats or funds to purchase new coats at any of the following  participating businesses: Rush Heating & Cooling, Inc., Professional Automotive, Express Auto & Tire, Index-Journal, Allegra Printing, Buck Stove Pool and Spa and JC Penney.

To assist with ‘Koats for Kids’ please call Kristi Rush at (864) 229-9117 or you may contact Healthy Learners Greenwood coordinator, Elaine Copeland for more information (864) 953-2350.