High School Club’s Coat Collection Helps Locals Stay Warm

High School Club’s Coat Collection Helps Locals Stay Warm

Students from the high school’s Interact Club recently partnered with One Warm Coat to hold a coat drive in the high school. Guided by adviser Lisa Rapeijko, more than 70 coats were collected and donated to Long Island Cares for distribution to Long Island residents.

“There is a real need for coats in our local community, and One Warm Coat’s program made it easy for us to make a difference,” said Autumn Nelson, the Interact Club’s co-president. 

“We had a goal of collecting 30 coats, and we doubled our expectations,” said Courtney Herrera, also a club co-president.

“Our students enjoy helping others in the community and appreciate knowing their efforts will ensure that coats are given to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation,” said Rapiejko.