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Pine-Richland freshman collects 80 coats for North Hills Community Outreach

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Vicki Burstynowicz (left), sharing projects coordinator at North Hills Community Outreach, congratulates Pine-Richland freshman Kate Cwenar on her coat drive efforts.

Kate Cwenar, a freshman at Pine-Richland High School, decided to hold a neighborhood coat drive. The idea came to her during the summer as she was thinking of a way to give back to her community.

Kate designed a flyer and distributed it throughout her neighborhood asking the community to donate gently-worn coats of all types and sizes so that they could be handed out to people in need.

Kate launched her coat drive on Oct. 1 and collected more than 80 coats. Her goal next year is to double this amount.

“I have always wanted to do something for my community. I have always wanted to give back and I enjoy volunteering. It just makes me feel good,” Kate said.

The coat drive ran through Oct. 24.

The coats have been given to the North Hills Community Outreach.

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