BC organization helping to keep kids warm through winter

BC organization helping to keep kids warm through winter

BC organization helping to keep kids warm through winter

Tue Nov 20, 2018

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Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department Captain Richard A. Foreman recently donated some children’s jackets to the “Coats of Many Colors” coat drive at Brazosport College. The coat drive, which is being sponsored by the Student Construction Association of Brazosport College, will be ongoing through Nov. 30, and coats can be dropped into bins located around the College. Pictured are, from left, Student Construction Association Sponsor Beth Cassidy, Captain Foreman and Student Construction Association President Agatha Sanchez.

For many, winter is a time of celebration. Cooler weather rings in Thanksgiving, Christmas and many other opportunities for happy gatherings.

But cooler weather can be miserable and dangerous for those without heat. Unfortunately, this isn’t uncommon, as there are many children in our community without coats or jackets to keep them warm.

The Student Construction Association of Brazosport College is looking to make a difference for these kids in need. But they need your help.

Throughout the month of November, the Student Construction Organization will be involved in its “Coats of Many Colors” coat drive, which will benefit students served by the Communities in Schools. New coats or monetary donations are being accepted from any organizations or individuals that are interested in participating in the program. Coats are needed for children sizes 4 to 12.

Gently-used or new coats can be dropped at various places on the Brazosport College campus, including drop-off boxes at the Student Pavilion, the May Children’s Center, the Commons food service area and the Sadler Health/Science lobby.

“We have a responsibility to help each other out and no child should have to go through winter without warmth,” said Student Construction Association of Brazosport College President Agatha Sanchez. “This will have a profound affect on the children. Not only will a coat keep them warm through the winter, but they’ll remember this act of kindness and will help others in the future.”

The coat drive is ongoing through Nov. 30, with pickup slotted for the first week of December.

The Student Construction Association is an organization of students taking courses in the various construction and technology fields offered at Brazosport College. This organization exists to supports students in their career preparation and to serve the community.

For more information about the “Coats of Many Colors” coat drive or the Student Construction Association at Brazosport College, contact President Agatha Sanchez at (979) 201-2144, Vice President Leslie Obregan at (979) 215-4292 or Treasurer Maria Gerber at (979) 292-5818.