Round Rock ISD campus libraries raised $22,564 during the recent 2013 Coins for Coats Drive. Students, staff and community members were able to contribute to the project by placing their loose change and cash in collection bins at campus libraries this fall. The district then collected the money and gave it to the Round Rock Area Serving Center to purchase coats, hats and gloves.
Serving Center representatives distributed the winter wear to RRISD students eligible for the federally funded free and reduced lunch program. Younger siblings of district students also received coats, hats and gloves during the drive. RRISD director of library services Carlyn Gray said this is the largest dollar amount the district has collected during the Coins for Coats Drive.