HB the Change collects coats for those in need


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In a coat drive this past season, HB the Change collected a total of 100 coats and winter gear to donate to Jordan’s Furniture’s organization “Coats for Kids,” and the Nashua Soup Kitchen.

Maggie O'Hara, Co-Editor in Chief

Throughout the month of December and the beginning of January, Hollis Brookline’s pay-it-forward and community service group, HB the Change, has been collecting coats and other winter clothes to donate to those less fortunate in and around the community.

With drop off stations at both the high school and CSDA, HB the Change was able to collect 100 coats to give to Jordan’s Furniture’s coat drive, “Coats for Kids,” intended to benefit local families. Half of the coats collected in the Hollis Brookline community were also donated to the Nashua Soup Kitchen, where families are able to pick up coats free of charge.

Ava Occhialini, co-president of the club, was very excited about the number of donations the club was able to get. “Last year we only got 58 coats, but this year we got 100, which is a really encouraging increase,” she said. “I’m really glad to say we’ve almost doubled our impact.”                                                                         
HB the Change looks forward to continually fortifying the club’s ideals and helping to make the community a better place for everyone.