HUGSS (Helping Us Give School Supplies) & Coats for Kids
HUGSS & Coats for Kids is a project to help prepare children from low-income households for school. With your help, we plan to provide basic school supplies and coats to 5,500 kids on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015.
School Supplies Distribution - Tuesday, August 11th - ONE DAY ONLY
at the East High School (4025 E. Northern Lights Blvd.) Enter through gym/swimming pool entrance off East 20th Ave.
Coat Distribution - Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
9am until coats last
The Salvation Army Community Center (1701 C Street)
Parking available on 16th St. entering off of A or C Streets - ID's and/or Documentation for children required
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible?
- Children from low-income families enrolled in the Anchorage School District (grades K-12). Parents or guardians are the only ones eligible to receive supplies for their children. Click here to download the event flier.
When can I come?
- School Supplies Distribution Tuesday, August 11th - One Day Only - 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. (or until supplies last) East High School
- Coat Distribution Saturday, September 26th - 9:00 a.m. until coats last Salvation Army Community Center
Where can I get an application?
Applications are only available on distribution day (Aug. 11th) at East High School (School Supplies) September 26th at Salvation Army Community Center (Coats) - there is no pre-registration required.
Do I need to bring my children?
- No, it is not necessary to bring your child if you know the correct spelling of the student's name, the grade they will be entering and the school they will be attending.
Do you have a question that we didn't answer? Just call us at the HUGSS hotline: 64-HUGSS (644-8477)
How can I volunteer during the event?
May I host a collection drive at my work or church?
Yes! We are encouraging donations of new school supplies (click here to see list). Once the drive is over please bring items to Lutheran Social Services of Alaska at 1303 West 33rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK, 99503.
Where can I donate my coats?
New coats and gently used clean coats with working zippers can be donated at Lutheran Social Services of Alaska at 1303 West 33rd Avenue and Fireweed One Cleaners (500 Fireweed Lane).
How can I make a financial donation to help purchase supplies?
Do you have a question that we didn't answer? Just call us at 64-HUGSS (644-8477)
Partnering to prepare Anchorage kids for a successful school year:
Anchorage School District, Catholic Social Services, Lutheran Social Services,
The Salvation Army, 3M, Carlile Transportation, Fireweed Cleaners, First National Bank of Alaska, Fred Meyer, Providence Health & Services Alaska, Color Art Printing, AT&T, GCI, Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Walmart and Wells Fargo