The coat drive is underway and will continue to be collected until December 20, 2013. All jackets, coats, and sweaters for school age children can be taken to the cleaners and those businesses will clean the items before distribution. School Social Workers April Holmes, Michael Norman and Octavia Conaway will distribute the coats to the schools. Last year the participating dry cleaners were gracious enough to dry clean numerous coats and jackets that were given to families in need.
The two Tifton drycleaner participating include: Carriage Cleaners, 2001 Tift Ave; Carriage One hour cleaners, 602 Love Ave, and Kelly’s Fashion Dry Cleaners at 115 Chestnutt Ave., 208 E. 20th street., 1310 US HWY 82 W. and 101 Eighth St.
The Tift County Needy Children’s Fund is a United Way agency. Donations to the United Way contribute 90 percent of TCNCF’s funding.