The organization also recently celebrated 25 years of its Warm Coat Drive. This annual event started in 1994 as a service project for local Girl Scout Cadet Troop 628 from Crabapple Middle School. NFCC collects new and gently worn coats and jackets as well as hats, scarves, and gloves (for adults and children) throughout the month of October. Last year, NFCC distributed over 1,400 coats and accessories to families in need.
Warm Coat Day is the first event of the NFCC Holiday Program, which includes a Thanksgiving Food Program, a Sponsored Families Program, and Santa Shop in December. Holiday baskets are also provided to local senior residents. For more information on the Holiday Program, including ways to donate and volunteer, visit NFCCHoliday.org.