Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 12, 2012

A call for coats


CROSSVILLE — Anyone needing a coat for this winter is invited to the “Coats for the Cold” Celebration scheduled for Nov. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Purcell Hall in Building 1 on the Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville campus.  All items are free of charge.

Churches and other charitable organizations are invited to visit TTCC on Dec. 1 between 1 and 2 p.m. to select warm clothing to stock their clothes closets.

All sizes of new and “like-new” coats are needed for the “Coats for the Cold” drive being sponsored by TTCC's Student Leadership Council, the Cumberland County Schools Family Resource Center (FRC), and the Crossville Lion’s Club.  Last year, about 2000 coats, jackets, hoodies, and sweaters were collected and given away.

Everyone is encouraged to check their closets for unused coats, jackets, hoodies and sweaters to donate. Donating is easy — simply drop items off at any of the 17 convenient locations:

The Bank of Crossville (next to MacDonald’s on Main Street),

Highland Federal Savings & Loan Assn (Downtown and FFG locations),

Cumberland County Bank (West Avenue, Elmore Road, FFG, and Tansi),

First National Bank of Tennessee on Main Street,

Progressive Savings Bank (Homesteads, and FFG)

Regions Bank (Miller Avenue and FFG)

U. S. Bank on Main Street,

First Bank on Elmore Road

Farm Bureau Insurance on West Avenue,

Cumberland County Fire Department at the fairgrounds

Dentistry offices of Dr. Hooie

Any donations are greatly appreciated.  Deadline for dropping off coats is Nov.  26.

For further information, contact Barbara Thornhill at TTC, 484-7502 ext 127, Lisa Phillips at FRC, 484-6135, or Gary and Eileen Laura of the Crossville Lion’s Club, 788-6924.