Connect Bridgeport – Temperatures are dropping as winter is on its way. United Orthopaedic and Spine Center is holding its annual “Coats for Kids” drive to provide children in need with a coat this holiday season.
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While you are shopping for new coats for your family, think about the children who are less fortunate. A winter coat is a budget “extra” for those struggling to make ends meet.
Information from Child Trends provides that the rate of child poverty in the United States has more than doubled, with 5.2 million more children living in poverty. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in four children in West Virginia live in poverty. These statistics are included in a report by the West Virginia Center on Budget Policy.