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Providing Warmth with School Coat Drive
Providing Warmth with School Coat Drive
Posted on 12/16/2021
Students donating coats. By: Breanna Hensley
BCS Communications Dept.

Cold weather is lurking right around the corner, and students and staff at Fairview Elementary want to ensure everyone can stay warm and cozy. The school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and school Social Worker Angela Brock coordinated a coat drive to support the Buncombe County Schools Family Resource Center.

“Fairview Elementary’s PTA wanted to help organize with the students to give back to the community,” said Ms. Brock. “The Family Resource Center was asking for new or gently used coats to be donated so they can provide them to families in need.”

Each year hundreds of families use the Family Resource Center for food, clothing, emergency financial assistance, and parent workshops. These services have been a saving grace for many in our area.

“The coat drive is very important, because I can help someone in need,” said first grader Jordan Bloodworth. “It makes me feel good to help .”

Everyone at the school has been hard at work collecting coats and asking the surrounding community to pitch in as well. Many at the school cannot help, but smile at the overflowing boxes.

“It’s wonderful to see the kids bring in coats with a huge smile on their faces,” stated Ms. Brock. “I think it gives them a sense of doing something helpful for the community.”

Hard work definitely pays off! The school collected over 80 coats this year. The Family Resource Center will distribute them as needed.

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, [email protected], 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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