Organizers Say Stephens Co. Coat Drive Went Well

Organizers are thanking those that helped with a recently completed coat drive in Stephens County.

The fourth annual community coat drive organized by Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Stephens County, formerly known as Partners for Success, wrapped up earlier this month.

Family Connection and Communities in Schools Executive Director Toni Childress said she appreciates the generosity from the community that helped the drive go well again this year.

“We collected over 700 coats, hats, and gloves that we gave away,” said Childress. “We gave away about 200 new and used coats to the school system to distribute and the rest of the adult coats were distributed to local shelters and agencies. As they came in, the local agencies and shelters, to pick up their coats, we had them sorted and they were able to kind of shop for what they thought their clients needed. So, it was just a wonderful day.”

Childress also thanked all of the locations that served as drop-off points for the coat drive this year, as well as the AmeriCorps tutors for coordinating the coat drive this year and the 18 youth and 26 adult volunteers that helped collect and distribute the coats this year.