St. Cecilia School cheerleaders collect coats for
Senate drive


Warm clothes will be distributed at ‘Buy Nothing Day’

 

Sen. Dawn Euer and Sen. Sandra Cano with the St. Cecilia cheerleading squad and the coats they collected for the Senate Coat Drive.

 

STATE HOUSE – The cheerleading squad of St. Cecilia School in Pawtucket delivered some warmth as well as cheer at the State House Wednesday, dropping off a load of coats they collected for the Senate Coat Drive.

The kindergarten-through-Grade 8 squad initiated the collection, which was embraced by the entire school. The girls, their coaches and the parents delivered the coats to the State House, where they presented them to the drive’s sponsors, Sen. Sandra Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket) and Sen. Dawn Euer (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown). They also performed a few cheers and brought home a Senate citation for their good work.

“We are very grateful to the St. Cecilia squad, and proud of them for being good neighbors who care about those in need. Every single item they collected will make a difference and help someone else here in Rhode Island stay warm this winter,” said Senator Cano, whose district includes the school.

Said Senator Euer, “These kids are a great example about how anyone of any age has the power to make the world better.”

The Senate is collecting coats, hats, gloves and other winter gear for all ages and sizes at the service entrance of the State House through the end of the day today. All donated items will be available on Buy Nothing Day, Friday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn on the south-facing side of the State House. For more information, visit https://ricoatexchange.org/

 

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