UMO Collegiate FFA Provides Warm Weather Gear for Kids in Need

UMOCollegiateFFAProvidesWarmWeatherGearforKidsinNeed

MOUNTOLIVE–ForthethirteenthconsecutiveyeartheUniversityofMountOliveCollegiateFFAhasprovidedcoatstoneedychildrenintheMountOlivearea?

Over400studentsfromCarverandBrogdenElementarySchoolsreceivedcoats,hats,andgloves。

SantaandsomehelpersfromUMOCFFAassistedwiththedistributionofthenewcoatsandaccessories。

“WeareproudtohaveanothersuccessfulyearprovidingCoatsforKidsatCarverandBrogden,”statedCFFAPresidentJaneiceLeonard,asenioragriculturaleducationandagriculturalproductionsystemsmajorfromLexington,NC。

“Thecommunitycametogetheragainthisyeartosupportthisprojectwhichissoimportanttoourorganizationanditsmembers。

Wesincerelyappreciatethebusinesses,individuals,andorganizationswhohavesupportedthisproject。

WecouldnotprovidethecoatstotheelementarystudentswithoutthehelpoftheMountOliveRotaryClub,KiwanisClub,andsomanyotherswhohavemadeitaprioritytogivetothisinitiativeannually。

Beingapartofthiscommunityserviceprojectforthepastthreeyearshashelpedmetoappreciatemychildhood,andthethingsIsometimestookforgranted,evenmore。



UMOSophomoreNoahStewart,anagriculturaleducationmajorfromLaGrange,NC,noted,“WiththeChristmasseasoninfullswing,itisheartwarmingtohavetheopportunitytoreachouttomylocalcommunitythroughtheUMOCollegiateFFACoatsforKidsproject。

BeingapartoftheCoatsforKidseventallowseachofustoexperiencethetruejoythatcomeswithhelpingothers。



TheCollegiateFFAworkswithOperationWarmtoacquirethenumberofcoatsneeded。

OperationWarmisanorganizationdedicatedtohelpingfamiliesinneed,believingthateverychilddeservestofeelwarm,healthy,andvalued。

“CoatsforKids,isbyfarthebestSantagigthatIdo,”saidBartonBaldwinMt。

OliveRotaryMemberandCoatsforKidsvolunteer。

“Itwarmsmyhearttoseethekidseyesandtolistentothemaskforthingsfortheirfamiliesnotthemselves。

Toknowthattheywillbewarmthiswinterfromthecoats,hatsandglovesthattheUMOstudentsgavethemwithassistancefromtheirfundraiserandtheMt。

OliveRotaryClubandCabinFever。

IgotveryemotionaltellingtheCFFAmembershowitdidmyheartgoodtoseethemcaringforothers。

Itbroughttearstomyeyestoseethechildrenthatdonothavemuchgetthesegiftsasitwillbeallthatsomereceive。



“WearesoproudofourstudentsforcompletinganothergreatCoatsforKidsyearpartneringwithlocalelementaryschools。

Itisamazingtowatchthisgroupofyoungpeoplesetagoalandworktirelesslytoachieveit。

Thisyear,thecommitteeaddedsomenewwaystoraisefundsfortheprojectontheUMOcampusinadditiontoincreasingthesupportfromlocalresidents,companiesandothernon-profitorganizations。

”saidDr。

SandyMaddox,DirectoroftheLoisG。

BrittAgribusinessCenterandadvisorfortheUMOCollegiateFFA。

AlldonationstotheUMOCFFACoatsforKidsProjectaretaxdeductible?

Donationscanbesentto:

UMOCFFA

CoatsforKidsProject

634HendersonSt

MountOlive,NC28365

UniversityofMountOliveisaprivateinstitutionrootedintheliberalartstraditionwithdefiningChristianvalues。

TheUniversity,sponsoredbytheConventionofOriginalFreeWillBaptists,haslocationsinMountOlive,NewBern,Wilmington,Goldsboro,ResearchTrianglePark,WashingtonandJacksonville?

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