For our 1st annual community-wide coat drive last year, we collected and distributed over 200 coats to local kids in need! Thanks to you, it was a huge success!!! When the coats were dropped off at the local schools, the Social Workers often commented that it was a Blessing, as many of their students were coming to school in the very cold weather wearing only t-shirts and shorts/pants. Many of those students have to wait at the bus stops in the early frosty mornings with no outerwear. Heartbreaking.
Just wanted to follow-up and say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to you and the other ladies for the winter coats and sweatshirts that were provided for our students. They couldn’t have come at a better time, considering how the temperature has dropped. We’ll have many happy, warm children because of each of you. Have a wonderfully blessed weekend and holiday season!
Westlawn Middle School
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE?
Would you consider donating again this year? We need new or barely used winter coats for local children ages 4-18. That means toddler sizes up to Adult XXL.
If you prefer that we purchase the coats on your behalf, we can. We’ll keep a receipt for you. You can mail a check to this address: 6B Dunbrook, Tuscaloosa AL 35406. The best and cheapest place to buy coats this year have been Ross, TJ Maxx, Wal-Mart and Dirt Cheap. (Many of the coats are $20-30. You can imagine how hard it is for a needy family to purchase coats for their kids if they’re struggling to pay rent/food/heat).
The Deadline is November 20, 2015. Drop off in my carport or send the coats in to the office and we can pick them up. Thank you SO much for your help!