UMO Collegiate FFA Continues Annual Coats for Kids Project
MOUNT OLIVE- For the 15th consecutive year, the University of Mount Olive (UMO) Collegiate FFA (CFFA) provided warm coats to children in the Mount Olive area. More than 585 coats, hats, and gloves were given to students at Brogden Primary School and Carver Elementary School this year.
“Being part of the Coats for Kids project was a heartwarming experience,” said Collegiate FFA President Reagan Sawey of Dunn. “I did not know there was such a need in the local area. Thanks to the tremendous support received from community members and businesses we reached our goal, and as a result there are many children who will not have to worry about staying warm through the winter.”
“This is my fourth year working with the UMO CFFA Coats for Kids project,” said CFFA Student Advisor James Johnson, a senior agricultural education major from Selma. “The best part of the whole project is seeing kids faces light up when they see their brand new coats for the first time. Coats for Kids is a blessing to everyone involved.”
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, and Jacksonville. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.