Spreading the Warmth Through the Fall Festival Coat Drive

Thanks to everyone who donated to our Fall Festival Coat Drive and to Lydia Weiss for leading this initiative. We are happy to report that we collected more than 100 coats!   We donated the infant, 12 month and most of the 2T coats to St. Ann’s Center, which operates three supportive housing programs for at-risk mothers and their children.

 We donated the rest of the coats to Martin Luther King Jr. School in Anacostia. Thank you, Mr. Hover, for connecting us to the school and thanks to Edith Rankin and Libby Speth for delivering them just in time for the cold weather. The school was very happy to get them before the long weekend.  

 If you missed the fall drive this year, save your coats for next year!  


Stuffed to the gills!

Lafayette parents Edith Rankin and Libby Speth surround MLK’s Antoinette Stokes.