Unclaimed Jackets from 2011 El Tour Keep Students Warm in Winter

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Ever wonder what happens to the mountain of lost and discarded clothes left at El Tour’s start/finish line? We give folks time to claim lost items before any remaining clothes are donated to several community organizations. We received the following thank you note from the Coats For Kids Drive.

January 19, 2012

Dear Perimeter Bicycling,

Thank you for donating the unclaimed coats and jackets from the 2011 El Tour de Tucson to our second annual Coats for Kids Drive. Thanks to the generosity of the Tucson community and organizations like Perimeter Bicycling we were able to pass along  750 coats to children in the Sunnyside School District. These coats are now being distributed to children at the Family Resource & Wellness Center on the Chaparral campus at 3700 E. Alvord.

As I mentioned before, it amazes me to see how El Tour affects so many people in so many positive ways. It was just brought to my attention that this year Desert View High School of the Sunnyside District was the site of the largest Indoor El Tour de Tucson Ride!

Thank you again for your support,
Judy Parker
Chairman, Coats For Kids Drive
Tucson Chapter of Executive Women International

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