Cayla’s Coats was formed in memory of Cayla Barnes who drowned at 19 months old. Cayla’s Coats was originally formed as a ministry in memory of Cayla Barnes through Gulf to Lake Baptist Church and provided warm coats to Citrus County elementary students.
Over the past few years Cayla’s Coats as grown from distributing 400 coats the first year to a current total of over 4000 coats. In 2013 Cayla’s Coats came out from the umbrella of the church and formed their own 501-c3 not for profit.
Our organization has distributed drowning awareness books to elementary schools and VPK sites and daycares in Citrus County.
Cayla’s Coats now provides coats to all Citrus County elementary, middle and high school students in need as well as provide drowning awareness and prevention and swimming lesson scholarships.