The Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of the Links Inc. recently donated 48 coats to Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) for students. Members of the organization recently dropped off the coats to the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building from their fifth annual coat drive. Every year the organization collects coats to present to three local school systems, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County public schools.
“It is a part of one of our facets, to strive to serve the community in need,” Pamela Johnson, chairperson of the local Links chapter, said. “There is always a need for coats and when we found an organization to partner with to distribute the coats, we were able to provide it year after year.” The Links, Inc., is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in 1946.
“We are grateful for community organizations that contribute to the overall well-being of CCPS students,” Superintendent of Schools Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., said. “Partnerships with organization such as the Links help us ensure students have the essentials they need to be successful.”
Delivering the coats were members from the organization, President of The Links Jacqueline Gray, Chairperson Pamela Johnson, Lisa Jenkins-DePeiza, Carmella Davis Watkins, Vice President Yonelle Moore Lee, Ingrid Williams-Horton, Kim Walker, Jehnell C. Linkins and Gloria Wiggs.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.
CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).