Fellow students Caroline Cornett, Emily Holt and Sydney Houck of Signal Mountain High School will hold a Threads of Care spring clothing drive between the dates of March 4-15 at the high school. Donations to be accepted include new or gently used jackets, shirts, shorts, pants and more.
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 like clothing to see them through the year - particularly jackets, shirts, shorts, pants, etc.
"We have started a chapter of Threads of Care at our school, and we had our first annual clothing drive this past winter, where we asked specifically for coats, and were able to collect 262 donations," said Ms. Cornett. "We are hoping to repeat that success this spring with our clothing drive.
"We will be accepting donations of new or gently used jackets, shirts, shorts, pants and more, which can be dropped off at Signal Mountain High School, either the middle or high school entrance, on March 4-15. Following the drive, we will donate the collected items to an organization of our choice in greater Chattanooga."