UT Students Collect 500 Coats for Disadvantaged Knoxville Area Residents

Social work students and staff are pictured. From left: Charlotte Howard, Cathi Arwood, Karla Edwards, Carolyn Mills, and Ginny Garner.

Social work students and staff are pictured. From left: Charlotte Howard, Cathi Arwood, Karla Edwards, Carolyn Mills, and Ginny Garner.

The campus community is playing a part in helping disadvantaged Knoxville area residents stay warm this winter.

Students in the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work organized the UT Coats for the Cold project, which collected more than 500 coats from the university community.

The honor society is based in the College of Social Work.

The coats will be donated to the 2013 Coats for the Cold campaign. Prestige Cleaners will clean the coats and they then will be sent to Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries for distribution to needy individuals and families throughout the community.

The coats will be distributed from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 7, in the KARM Thrift Store parking lot, 733 N. Hall of Fame Drive. The remaining coats will be given in bulk to area agencies including Head Start, the Knox County Schools, the Salvation Army, and Mission of Hope.

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