Firefighters donate 2,500 new coats to MPS kids

Milwaukee firefighters have been raising money throughout the year to support the “Warm Up Winter” campaign. Over the past two  years Milwaukee Firefighters have donated 5,000 new winter coats  to children in 11 MPS schools.

Often times, when a child does  not have a proper coat they will not make it to school or participate  in outdoor recess, which helps children burn excess energy allowing them to focus during class. Providing warm coats to these children protects them from the harsh Wisconsin winter while helping them be better students.

This past June Milwaukee area residents helped us raise nearly $90,000 when Milwaukee firefighters collected donations at intersections throughout Milwaukee. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Milwaukee firefighters will deliver 2,500 new winter
coats to students at five MPS schools this year.

A kickoff event with Assistant Chief Gerard Washington, MPS Superintendent
Dr. Darienne Driver and Dave Seager of Milwaukee Professional Firefighters’ Association will take place at Allen Field School (730 W. Lapham Blvd.) at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12.

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Milwaukee firefighters will distribute coats Wednesday Nov. 12-Friday, Nov. 14 at these schools:

  • Allen Field School, 730 W. Lapham Blvd.
  • Goodrich Elementary School, 8251 N. Celina St.
  • Lloyd Barbee Montessori, 4456 N. Teutonia Ave.
  • Brown Street Academy, 2029 N. 20th St.
  • Clement J. Zablocki School, 1016 W. Oklahoma Ave.

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