Elementary student-run nonprofit to distribute 1,600 coats in York City Saturday
Last year, Coats of Friendship collected 705 coats to donate throughout York City. This year the student-run nonprofit aims to give away more than four times last year's total.
Coats of Friendship has already reached more than half its 3,000 coat goal, and will be distributing 1,600 coats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 24, at Union Lutheran Church, 408 W. Market St.
No ID, registration or referral is needed to pick up a coat.
The group, founded in 2014, has a board of directors made up of 10 elementary school students.
CEO and founder Tristan Rankin is only in fourth grade — and he's not even the youngest member of his team.
There are two second-graders, one third-grader, six fourth-graders and one seventh-grader helping to run the nonprofit.
Students also attach a personalized, hand-written note to each donated coat.