ARPS Warm Winter Coat Drive

This winter an unprecedented number of Amherst children need warm outdoor clothing. The Amherst Public Schools (ARPS) Family Center is once again organizing a winter clothing drive with the PGOs’ help.

So far we have over 60 coats, many sets of snow pants, and other great donations.  Thank you for your support.  We are still seeking new (or gently used) coats for about 45 Amherst children.  Also still needed are warm winter boots, and water-resistant mittens & gloves. 

You can see the latest list of what sizes are needed most and signup to donate here: 

The link also includes a current list of drop-off locations, including some of Amherst schools (Crocker Farm, Fort River, ARMS, ARHS) and other sites.

Please make sure all clothing is clean, in good condition and put your donations in plastic bags.

If you prefer to give money instead of clothing, you may donate online at or send a check (payable to ARPS PGO) or gift cards to Tracy Zafian, ARPS PGO Treasurer, 51 Blue Hills Road, Amherst.

Our goal is to finish collecting by Monday, December 14. If you have questions or need someone to pick up your clothing donation, please contact  Thank you.  Collected items will be distributed to families by the ARPS Family Center in December.  The PGOs may have an additional distribution in January. 

*** If you or your children are in need of warm winter clothing, please contact Mildred Martinez at the ARPS Family Center: or 413-362-1871.  ***

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