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 13th, 2013.
Distribution - Tuesday, August 13th - ONE DAY ONLY - Note New Location
at the Sullivan Arena
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible?
- Children from low-income families enrolled in the Anchorage School District (grades K-12).
When can I come?
- Tuesday, August 13th - One Day Only - 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where can I get an application?
Applications are only available on distribution day (Aug. 13th) at the Sullivan Arena - there is no pre-registration required.
What paperwork do I need to bring with me?
- The only requirement is that you know the correct spelling of the student's name, the grade they will be entering and the school they will be attending.
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.
May I host a collection drive at my work or church?
Yes! We are encouraging donations of new school supplies. Once the drive is over please bring items to Lutheran Social Services of Alaska at 1303 West 33rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK, 99503 or during July please drop off at the Alaska Club.
Where can I donate my coats and pencils?
Pencils, 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). After August 12th items need to be taken directly to the Sullivan Arena.
How can I make a financial donation to help purchase supplies?
Click here or send a check made out to HUGSS & Coats to Lutheran Social Services of Alaska at 1303 West 33rd Avenue Anchorage, AK 99503.
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, CBI Media Group,
Color Art, Fireweed Cleaners, First National Bank of Alaska, Fred Meyer,
Providence Health & Services Alaska, SMG Group/Sullivan Arena, TOTE,
Walmart and Wells Fargo