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Warming up with Coats 4 Kids
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Celina Peralta helps Arayaxzi Rocha try on a coat on Tuesday at the annual coat drive at Westside Ministries in Turlock. - photo by CANDY PADILLA / The Journal



For over 20 years, Westside Ministries has been collecting and distributing coats in an effort to keep area kids warm during the cold winter months. This year, the Turlock ministry is hoping to provide 1,000 coats to children in need. Students are referred to the Coats 4 Kids program through local schools. To donate funds to purchase additional coats, visit