Rankin Continues Collecting Coats for the Community

By Colette McMahon, Reporter

Fourth grader Tristan Rankin watched a video in first grade that brought him to tears, inspiring him to do something great. 

The video was of a little boy that did not have a coat in very cold weather.

This made Rankin very sad, which made him want to change the fact that some children do not have a way to stay warm during the winter season.

He created the organization Coats of Friendship, which is a group of kids who collect coats to give to people that do not have access to or cannot afford coats.

Rankin had a lot of support from the community, teachers and parents. 

“My first grade teacher was supportive enough to collect within the classroom,” said Rankin.

Any color, size, or material of coats is accepted. Image by BrillLyle [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
If you are interested in donating any coats, scarves, hats, gloves, or sweatshirts in any condition, there is a bin in Jill Platts’s room, 133, marked with a ‘Coats of Friendship’ label.

Coats are going to be distributed on Nov. 23 at the Union Lutheran Church and three different parks around York County.

Each item of clothing that is donated will come with a handwritten note.

Students can donate until time runs out when they distribute them on Nov. 23.

Coats in any condition are welcome to be donated.
Image by BrillLyle [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]