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GCASA collects 86 coats to be given to Community Action

Staff Reports Posted 3 December 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse spearheaded a coat collection effort that resulted in 86 coats being donated to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee.

Kirsten O’Grady, right, has been interning with GCASA and she was a big help with the coat drive. She is pictured with Michelle Figueroa, a case manager for Community Action in Albion. Figueroa noted that “these coats will be put to good use in the cold weather months ahead of us.”

The coats were collected at GCASA, Lyndonville Central School and the GCC satellite campuses in Albion and Medina.

GCASA has done a coat drive before to benefit families served by the Medina Area Association of Churches.

The coats were dropped off at Community Action on Tuesday as part of “Giving Tuesday.” Patricia Crowley, the Orleans United Drug Free Communities project director for GCASA, said Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate generosity.

“It’s a movement that started three years ago and Orleans United felt it only fitting to deliver coats to Community Action here in Orleans County as a way of giving back,” Crowley said.