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Coat drive brings warmth to many

PLUMSTED — Students at New Egypt High School recently completed a successful coat drive.

According to a press release from the Plumsted Township School District, seniors Alex Barnett and Laura Wind spearheaded the drive in partnership with the “One Warm Coat” initiative that collects coats for individuals in need nationwide. Donations of new or gently used coats were collected from students, staff and community members.

The coats were sorted before they were donated to local charities, including Ocean County Hunger Relief, United Way Headstart, and Your Grandmother’s Cupboard. The coat drive collected 425 coats.

According to the press release, students took to Twitter to express their appreciation for the donations. “Amazing kindness from our New Egypt Schools,” one student tweeted. “Already warming so many. Thank you very much.”

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