“Focus on Community” Coat Drive Success!

“Focus on Community” Coat Drive Success!

Carolina Ophthalmology, PA and First Citizens Bank Donate 316 Coats to Local Community Members!

Hendersonville, N.C. (January 10, 2018) – Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank held the First Annual Focus on Community coat drive from December 1-15, 2017. As a result, they were able to donate 316 coats to children and adults in need of warmth! The coats were donated to The Storehouse in Henderson County, Eblen Charities in Buncombe County and Steps to Hope in Polk County.

A local woman receives a coat at The Storehouse.

“We were so glad to partner with One Warm Coat and these local charities this winter. There is a real need for coats in our local community and One Warm Coat’s program made it easy for us to make a difference and spread much needed warmth. We had a goal of collecting 200 coats, and we surpassed it! We are so thankful for our generous patients and staff that contributed their coats to help those in need,” said Dr. Clayton Bryan, President of Carolina Ophthalmology, PA.  Lynn Staggs of The Storehouse added, “We are very appreciative and happy to receive this donation of coats! The timing was perfect to help those in need in our community, especially with the extreme cold weather we have been having lately.”

Each year, hundreds of thousands of gently worn coats are distributed across North America to children, women and men in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program. “We are so grateful for our wonderful partners like Carolina Ophthalmology and First Citizens Bank. We are thrilled so many patients and customers came together to provide warmth for their neighbors in need and are thankful to everyone who donated!” said One Warm Coat President & CEO, Jennifer Stockard.

A  local woman chooses a coat at The Storehouse from the coats donated via the Focus On Community coat drive.

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