|Junior Auxiliary collects ‘Coats for Kids’ this winter |
|Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 9:14 pm |
| Junior Auxiliary of Obion County is once again hosting its Coats for Kids Project, helping children in the community that are in need of warm coats for the winter months. |
Members invite everyone in the community to assist in the project.
All sizes of new and gently used coats will be collected through Nov. 9 in Union City at Kizers Pharmacy and Town & Country Dry Cleaners or given to Tara Tubbs at Crop Production Services, located at 710 South First St. in Union City. All used coats will be professionally dry cleaned by Town & Country Dry Cleaners before they are distributed.
Residents who would like to make a monetary donation to the cause may send them to Junior Auxiliary of Obion County, P.O. Box 853, Union City, TN 38281.
Residents who are aware of children in the area who need coats are asked to email that information to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message privately for Junior Auxiliary of Obion County on Facebook.
Junior Auxiliary is a national non-profit organization that encourages members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children.
The Obion County chapter was chartered by a group of caring, enthusiastic women in 1977 and continues to grow and thrive throughout Obion County. Volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year on a variety of projects that focus on local children and families in need of assistance.
Junior Auxiliary of Obion County is a part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville. NAJA has more than 13,500 active, associate and life members in 101chapters in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.
The NAJA slogan is “Care Today — Character Tomorrow” and when teamed with the current focus of the Association, Junior Auxiliary Chapters are working more than ever before to increase awareness of child health and welfare and how it affects their futures.
For more information on Junior Auxiliary of Obion County, like the organization on Facebook.
For more information on NAJA, visit www.najanet.org.
Published in The Messenger 10.19.12