FBLA students collect over 150 coats and jackets for the drive.
FBLA students collect over 150 coats and jackets for the drive.
Ann Clark-Smurda

Fairhope High School keeps students warm this winter

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organized its annual coat drive. The coat drive invites students to donate coats they don’t wear to other students. With the final day being January 19, they have already been able to produce over 150 coats.

Students can drop off their donated coats at the front office or in room 317.

Stacey Weakley sponsors the FBLA club. 

“We have most people coming and dropping them off at the front office,” Weakley said.

One of the main goals of the coat drive is to have jackets and coats that people would want to wear, not just an old ugly coat that felt donatable, it has to be something of true value that maybe someone just grew out of or doesn’t like anymore. 

“Hoodies are preferred, we have a lot of sweatshirts already,” Weakley said.  “So really anything that is teen-styled.” 

The coat drive has been able to accomplish a big number in a short amount of time, but nearing the scheduled end date, it raises this question to the FBLA students, “Can we do more?”

“The coat drive lasts until Friday, January 19, but if we feel like we need to extend it then we may do that,” Weakley said.

As the FBLA students wrap up the annual drive, they reflect and congratulate themselves on collecting over 150 coats for their fellow peers at school.

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