2009-02-06 / Community

'Operation Give Back' Coat Giveaway A Success

By Miriam Rosenberg

The Jackson family, which runs Operation Give Back, is joined by R & B singer Lady Charles, second from right, outside the location of the coat giveaway at 10-11 Nameoke Street. The Jackson family, which runs Operation Give Back, is joined by R & B singer Lady Charles, second from right, outside the location of the coat giveaway at 10-11 Nameoke Street. More than 300 coats laid on tables or hung on racks at 10-11 Nameoke Street last Saturday as Operation Give Back opened the doors of the building's community room to distribute free coats to individuals and families who could not afford the cold weather gear on their own.

New Horizon and Project Hope donated the majority of the garments. Local R & B singer Lady Charles also donated coats to the giveaway.

Those who came had their pick from more than 300 coats for men, women and children.  Those who came had their pick from more than 300 coats for men, women and children. The coat drive was obviously needed as people began arriving at 11 a.m. for a 12 noon start time. The coat drive was obviously needed as people began arriving at 11 a.m. for a 12 noon start time. Annette Hamilton, middle, helps as a young girl try on a winter jacket. To the surprise of Hamilton and other members of Operation Give Back, some people insisted on giving small donations to the organization for the coats they picked out. Annette Hamilton, middle, helps as a young girl try on a winter jacket. To the surprise of Hamilton and other members of Operation Give Back, some people insisted on giving small donations to the organization for the coats they picked out.

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