Lincoln's Coyote Comfort Closet is Making a Difference for Kids and Families

Lincoln's Coyote Comfort Closet is Making a Difference for Kids and Families

Kristina Mason, Francine Alvarado and Flor Mendoza

The Coyote Comfort Closet is a resource for Lincoln Elementary students and families to access free toiletries, diapers, wipes, clothing, shoes, cleaning supplies, and food at the school. The closet will be collecting donations at Pybus Public Market on Make a Difference Day October 26.

"The Coyote Comfort Closet got started because we have a high level of need at Lincoln and we know that students with a high level of need have a bigger learning gap," says 3rd-grade teacher Kristina Mason. Kristina started the closet with the help of Lincoln Family Advocate Francine Alvarado and Office Manager Flor Mendoza. "We're trying to close the learning gap by supplying what they need right here in the building."
Anyone can donate to the Coyote Comfort Closet. They are currently looking to grown their food supply with items that are easy for kids to prepare at home and items for family meals. They also accept the following items.

Nonperishable food
Cleaning products
Toiletries
Feminine hygiene products
Diapers (of all sizes), wipes, formula
New clothing, coats, gloves, and hats

Donations can be made that Lincoln Elementary, 1224 Methow Street or at Pybus Public Market on October 26. For more information about the Coyote Comfort Closet, contact the school at 663-5710.