The Rotary Club of Thomasville began collecting coats, blankets and sweaters for the Thomas County Food Bank and Outreach Center in 2002 in answer to an urgent request. We continued in a small way until President Francis Parker made this our signature project for 2004-2005. Rotary provided over 400 items that year and a Rotary plaque was placed in the Food Bank designating this event.
This is our 16th event and Rotary has reached out into the community for partners. Sixteen Thomasville schools and the YMCA are involved. At the end of the school year many coats are left behind and are donated to the Rotary program. At the end of last year 1500 coats were given. This year so far we have 3 blankets and 140 coats and sweaters and our drive has just started.
We have just begun our drive for 2018-2019 and have collected 120 coats, 3 sweaters and 10 blankets.
|Sixteen Thomasville schools and the YMCA|