News Release, Charles County Public Schools

Members of the General Smallwood Middle School eighth-grade Student Government Association held a winter coat drive over the past month to collect coats, hats, and gloves for men, women, and children.

The students partnered with St. Mary Church, Newport, which will now prepare them for distribution to school children, families and others in need. Students said they wrote letters, made morning announcements and advertised the coat drive in the school newsletter.

Back row, left to right Sean Anderson, SGA Coordinator Tiwa Dapo-Adeyemo Cekiyah Swann Alayla Vaughan Zachariah Kershner Brenda Tillotson, Principal Front row, left to right Julian McCready Jacob Moore Callasaundra Messick Anna Martin Gabriel Rodriguez-Batalla

The group was able to donate nearly 30 coats, both brand new and gently used, as well as new hats and gloves.


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