JMPHS Beta Club and FCA hold coat and food drive

The James Madison Preparatory High School Beta Club and FCA joined together to give back to the Madison County community by holding their first canned food and coat drive. With the help of FCA sponsor Patrick White and Donna Law, Merv Mattair and fellow students who donated, the drive was a great success. There were about 140 coats collected overall, but the number of canned goods collected was immeasurable. Mattair will be storing all of the collected items in storage while he figures out where exactly all of the items need to go. All of the donated goods will be given to all of the local communities in Madison County. “The students came out in high fashion,” said White. “This was our first time [attempting the drive] and we'll definitely do it again. We had such a good turn out.” White was very impressed and driven with the impact of the drive. He adds that his mother was a Director of Family and Children's Service of Lowndes County, and she made such an impact on her community that he feels he should carry out her legacy; part of doing that is “making sure every kid has a coat.” Law was very pleased with the results of the drive as well. “It's amazing to know how many kids are in need of a coat,” said Law. “We are hoping this will get bigger and bigger each year.”

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