Zion Lutheran student council offers warmth to those in need
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For the sixth year, the
student council of Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln will give out winter
coats, sweaters and much more to those in need. This year's event will be on
Monday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LifePointe Church, just off the
square in downtown Lincoln.
Anna Sielaff is the president of the student council this year, and
the vice-president is Zac Prather. The council consists of 11
students from the school.
According to Jennifer Prather, Zac's mom,
this year the drive has brought in more than 500 items, including
coats, sweatshirts, sweaters, gloves, hats and scarves. Items are
available in a wide variety of sizes from toddler to XXXL adult
Prather said the council has worked hard on the project this
year, and it really took off, with a lot of people pitching in and
making donations of gently used items.
All of the items to be given away are in gently used condition.
They have been examined, minor repairs done when needed, and they
have all been laundered courtesy of McEntire's Appliance in Lincoln.
Prather said the coat drive project began when Lexie Groves was
the president of the council. She, her mother Terry, other student
council members and their parents put together a drive and gave the
coats away at the Logan County Food Pantry.
Even though Lexie is now a freshman in high school, Prather said
Lexie's mom has been very much involved this year, helping the
council to keep the project going into this year and the future.
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Anyone who is need of a good coat, sweater or sweatshirt is
invited to come to LifePointe Monday evening. The giveaway is a "no
questions" program with no qualifying factors or need to show proof
of your need. Simply come and get what you or your family need.
In addition, donations are still being accepted at McEntire's
Appliance store through Monday. Anyone who has something in good,
gently used condition that they no longer need is encouraged to
donate to the drive and help someone in our community who might not
otherwise be able to have warm clothing this winter.