CFNC Coat Drive Keeps Kids Warm for the Winter

October 27, 2017 Susan Keightley

Though Fall has been here for a few weeks now, the leaves are changing colors and the weather is (finally) getting colder. That means that appropriate winter clothes are so important for our students. Many of CFNC students walk to school, which means without the proper winter attire, those students are at an increased risk of frequent absences. That’s why every year, CFNC hosts a winter coat drive. We are always amazed by the community’s response and unwavering generosity. Countless individuals, businesses, and organizations have participated this year to ensure that every single one of our 138 students have the winter clothes they need to be prepared for the cold weather.

On October 20, one of our Cora Kelly classrooms received their coats. The excitement in the room as they took their coats out of their gift bags couldn’t help but put a smile on our faces. “I asked for green and I got green!” one little girl told her teacher. Receiving these coats means so much more to our students than just having something to keep them warm. It’s something that was bought just for them, in the color that they wanted, and that means so much.

Thanks to the following Coat Drive participants, our students are prepared for the coming winter!


The Horning Brothers

Temple Rodef Shalom

Wells Fargo

American Hospital Association

Booz Allen Hamilton

Del Ray Business Association

Thank you so much!