Five-Star Bank selects Dunkirk school for ‘Coats for Kids’

Submitted Photo Top row, left to right: (Social Workers) Donna Millson, Marie Damico, Deb Wisniewski, Jean Surma. Bottom row, left to right: Sherri Kaleta (Five Star Bank Representative), Andrea Hojnacki-Smith (DTA “Project Kids” Director), Adriana Vasquez (Social Worker Intern)

Tis’ the season for giving, and Five Star Bank has done just that! It recently selected the Dunkirk City School District to be a recipient of its annual “Coats for Kids” program. Five Star Bank purchased 100 brand-new winter coats and generously donated them to the four elementary buildings.

Sherri Kaleta from Five Star Bank personally delivered the jackets, which came in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes. They will be distributed through the Dunkirk Teachers’ Association ‘Project Kids’ program. When a social worker, teacher, or other staff member notices that a child is in need of a jacket, the director of the coat program is notified, and a plan is put into place for distribution. Students and parents are very appreciative of this extra assistance, especially during the holiday season.

A big thanks goes out to Five Star Bank for caring about the kids in the Dunkirk community and helping them stay warm this winter!