In what they hope will become an annual tradition, the students of the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band are collaborating once again with ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) to collect new and gently used coats for donation to local charities.
The coat drive is part of GMA’s national campaign and will benefit local organizations such as the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. In addition to coats, new and gently used hats, gloves, mittens and scarves will also be accepted.
Donations can be made at various drop-off locations around Trumbull, including Town Hall, the main library, Stop and Shop, Porricelli’s, and various churches. Most Trumbull public schools will also be accepting donations and flyers will be sent home with students. The deadline for donations is at noon on Wednesday, November 25.
Last December, the band presented nearly 3,500 coats during a live broadcast of Good Morning America from Town Hall. The students have welcomed the opportunity to take on this service project as their way of thanking the people of Trumbull for their generous support of the band throughout the year. The Golden Eagles ask for everyone’s help again this year as they seek to spread the warmth this holiday season.
More information on the GMA coat drive may be found at http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/WarmCoats/. Information about the THS Golden Eagle Marching Band may be found at their website, http://www.thsgembcorp.com.