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Friday, January 8, 2010

Coat drive nets over 100 donations

What started early this week as a simple request from District superintendent, Dr. Morrison to put together a staff-wide coat drive in light of the cold weather turned into something really great for the Council PTA Clothes Closet.

The request was simple, campuses and departments were asked to designate an area for coat collections and the MISD staff members were asked to bring in gently-used coats to be given to the Clothes Closet. With record-level cold temperatures it was pretty easy to see the need.

Thanks to the quick and thoughtful response from campus and department staff, we were able to provide over 100 coats and jackets to the Clothes Closet.

The MISD PTA Clothes Closet provides clothing items to students in need. Students are referred (via voucher) by school staff. Campus Administrators, Teachers, Nurses, Counselors, and PTA Executive Board Members may present a Clothes Closet Voucher to any student in the MISD needing the opportunity to visit the Clothes Closet. Donations to the Clothes Closet come from MISD schools, the community and local businesses.

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Special thanks to the MISD Distribution Center staff for their flexibility in adjusting their schedules to provide a truck for pick-up and delivery of donated coats.
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2 comments:

shelley said...

so glad this was a success...see what we can do when we ALL pull TOGETHER and work as a team...not only did we help many, but the feeling you receive as the giver is quite AMAZING!!

Anonymous said...

What a great District we are! Ask and you will receive!