Family Y Hosts Community Coat Drive
By Kelsey Morrow
Colder Weather has arrived, and a local organization is doing its best to spread warmth.
The Downtown Augusta Family YMCA, located at 945 Broad Street, is collecting gently used coats and other winter accessories including hats and scarves for those who may need a little more warmth in the winter months.
“It’s not a fun feeling to be cold, and we want to help our neighbors in need during the winter months as the temperature drops,” Danny McConnell, President/CEO of the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta, said. “This is a great way to make this Christmas season a little more merry and bright for those in need.”
Coats and other accessories collected will be available for patrons in need on a coat rack placed outside of the Downtown Augusta Family Y and all other locations. In case of inclement weather, the rack will be placed inside of the branch. Patrons in need may take a coat off the rack for them to keep, and anyone interested in donating to the coat drive can leave their coats on the rack hangers.
For more information, visit thefamilyy.org