Riva Teen Coat Drive Helps Local Kids in Need Stay Warm

Kate Jones is a pretty involved mom. She is a Girl Scout leader and formerly was president of the Central Elementary School PTA. Last spring, the county Board of Education named her “Volunteer of the Month.” She does things big and small to help her community.

Brenna with her coat donation sign.

She has two children, a son and a daughter. For years she has encouraged them to do things to better their community. The boy, Declan, is a fourth grader at Davidsonville Elementary. He collects used Halloween costumes and gives them to children in our area who may not have a costume to wear to collect candy on the last day of October.

Her daughter Brenna is older, as a middle school student, Brenna has been running her own coat drive for the past three years. She sets up her collection boxes in various locations around town. In addition, she has a collection box set up at spots around town like the Annapolis Children’s Therapy Center near the mall. Last weekend she was at Starbucks in Edgewater collecting coats.

This year, she hopes to collect 100 coats.

The coats are distributed through the Anne Arundel County Social Service System and to needy kids through Holy Family Catholic Church.

If you’d like to help Brenna with her collection drive, here are a few of her next stops.

  • Brenna will be at the American Legion Post in Edgewater on Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • She has a collection box at the Annapolis Children’s Therapy Center, near the mall, at 127 Lubrano Drive, Suite L1 in Annapolis. Coats can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, Brenna is willing—with Kate’s help—to pick up donations if there is a large amount.

Congrats to Kate for being an involved parent and Brenna for doing something that will help the community!

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