Gerard Academy recently received a generous donation of winter coats from the local United Way. Below is a letter from Elaine Hansen, Senior Development Coordinator at Gerard Academy, sharing her thanks to the community for their support.
“Youth residents in Gerard Academy’s programs are experiencing lots of warm thoughts due to the wonderful coats they received through the United Way coat drive. Many of the children at Gerard arrive with very little clothing and often don’t have winter coats.
Angie Vigen, Clinical Supervisor, shared these comments regarding the newly donated coats. ‘Let me tell you, those were some pretty awesome coats! Most of them still had tags on, some were Columbia or North Face and we are all envious of “Jimmy’s” every time he wears it because it is so cool and we want it! Thank you so much for getting them for the kids. They were so excited to get them!’
Mower County is a wonderful place to call home and the United Way of Mower County works year round to make it better for everyone. Thank you to everyone supporting the United Way’s work.
Gerard Academy is very grateful to the United Way of Mower County and Kathy Huffman the UW volunteer coordinating the coat drive. Now as the weather is turning cold the youth at Gerard are ready for winter.”
Elaine Hansen, Senior Development Coordinator