It wasn’t your typical coat drive
Loveland, Ohio – Yes, large plastic containers were placed around Loveland High School (LHS) to collect items. Yes, students responded to the cause – donating a whopping 300 items in November… but while the coat drive gave all appearances of typical – if you looked closely, you saw the unique twist. Quotes – hand-selected and some hand-written on fabric that was cut and attached inside the coats as a special, inspirational message to the person who would receive the gift.
“It was great to see students embrace the project,” said Bre Sambuchino. LHS teacher and donation drive coordinator. “Some students wanted to research quotes for the children’s coats while others wanted to come up with their own quotes. It was great to see them make personal connections to the quotes while providing a service to our neighbors in need.”
The coat collection at LHS was part of a larger coat drive sponsored by 5 Cares Coat Drive to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
“I hope our students grew from the quote project,” said Sambuchino. “I hope that the coat recipients smile when they read their quotes, and that on that especially challenging day that we all inevitably face, that the quote gives them hope and encouragement to keep going. Like the Aesop quote that is attached to some of the coats says, ‘No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.’”