Signal Mountain High School students Caroline Cornett, Emily Holt and Sydney Houck are hosting a winter coat drive to benefit needy teens through an organization called Threads of Care.
Threads of Care is a non profit organization run by high school students that was first started by students at Franklin High School, near Nashville. The mission of Threads of Care is to provide homeless teens with basic necessities to keep them warm in the winter--particularly winter coats, socks, and shoes.
The local students have started a chapter of Threads of Care at Signal Mountain High School. The dates they will be collecting donations are Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Wednesday, Dec. 12. They will be accepting new and gently used winter coats, which can be dropped off at Signal Mountain High School, either the middle or high school entrance, on those dates. Following the drive, they will donate the collected items to an organization of their choice in greater Chattanooga.
The students said they hope to collect a significant amount of coats though this drive.