Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giving Warmth

The holiday season is here again, and this year Vol State is having a coat drive for the second year.

Associate Professor of English Daniel Kelley is heading this event. “This is in conjunction with the ‘Good Morning America’ campaign. This is the second year and we have already gotten twenty three coats. My goal is one hundred coats,” said Kelley.

Students who are just learning about the coat drive are showing interest. Darae Schafer said, “I think it is a really good thing.” “I think I may have something to donate,” Alex Mabry said when asked if he may participate.

Kelley wants to point out that donations aren’t just for students, faculty, and staff. “Students should encourage friends and family members to donate.”

Last year the coats got delivered to Burlington Coat Factory, and then The Nashville Rescue Mission. “They don’t have to be winter coats. They can be jackets and sweaters. We even took hats and gloves last year. They can be any size for males and females as long as they are in good condition,” said Kelley.

Kelley said that new donations are welcome as well. Those wanting to donate should bring the coats to Professor Kelley’s office located in the Ramer building room 135. Questions can be directed to Daniel Kelley at daniel.kelley@volstate.edu or 615-230-3242. Donations can be given between now and December 18th.
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