Libby’s Koats for Kids Program Gets a Much-Needed Boost | LOR Foundation
Complete Health

Libby’s Koats for Kids Program Gets a Much-Needed Boost

  • Local Champion: Kiwanis Foundation of Montana
  • Date Funded: October 21, 2022
  • Grant Amount: $10,000

Each winter, the local Kiwanis Foundation in Libby provides coats, hats, gloves, and boots to children in need on a rotating basis. The goal is for those items to be returned to organization at the end of the winter and redistributed the following year. However, many donated items did not return the past few years, leaving a huge deficit in the winter wear recycle program. After learning about community projects LOR had supported in Libby, staffers at Kiwanis reached out to the foundation for help—and with LOR’s support, Kiwanis purchased more hats, gloves, and boots, replenishing the stock of winter wear and allowing the Koats for Kids program to continue.

Impact

When Kiwanis held its annual Koats for Kids drive, hundreds of snow coats, snow boots, jackets, and gloves were distributed to children and parents alike. Kiwanis is still getting a flood of calls and is now able to meet the need for families who weren’t able to attend the event.

Contact our community officer in Libby. Meet Tabitha Viergutz
More Health Solutions
Health / Libby An Emergency Backup Keeps the Libby Food Pantry Up and Running
Local Champion:
Libby Food Pantry
Date funded:
April 15, 2024
Grant Amount:
$27,538
Health / Cortez Soccer Goals Keep the Fun Going at Cortez’s Kemper Elementary
Local Champion:
Kemper Elementary PTO
Date funded:
April 11, 2024
Grant Amount:
$6,150
Health / Libby Hearing and Vision Screenings Keep Libby Children on the Right Path
Local Champion:
Families in Partnership, Inc.
Date funded:
March 27, 2024
Grant Amount:
$15,500
Health / Lander Lander’s Community Meal Provides Protein- and Dairy-Rich Options for Locals
Local Champion:
Good Samaritan Meal
Date funded:
March 26, 2024
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Health / Libby A Libby Campaign Grows Access to Fresh, Healthy Produce
Local Champion:
Libby Area Chamber of Commerce
Date funded:
March 26, 2024
Grant Amount:
$11,360
Health / Taos Play Structure Provides Opportunities for Healthy Interactions in Taos
Local Champion:
Nonviolence Works, Inc
Date funded:
March 19, 2024
Grant Amount:
$15,000

Share an Idea

If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Cortez or Monte Vista, Colorado; Lander, Wyoming; Libby, Montana; Questa or Taos, New Mexico; or Weiser, Idaho, use this form to start a conversation with us.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.