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OCtech’s “Educators Rising” collect coats for Our Father’s Closet

March 31, 2017

Orangeburg, S.C - Educators Rising, an organization of OCtech Early Care and Education and University Transfer students, recently sponsored a children’s

coat drive to collect warm coats for students in need throughout the Orangeburg area.  Through the students’ efforts, 75 coats were collected.

The students presented the coats to representatives of Our Father’s Closet, an outreach program of Circle One at First Presbyterian Church of Orangeburg.  Our Father’s Closet distributes the coats through area schools, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Childhood Intervention, Hispanic Ministries and other charitable community organizations.

Trudy Frierson, Sylvia Trimmier, Caroline Marcus and Laura Hewitt, representatives of Our Father’s Closet, visited the OCtech campus and met the Educators Rising students to receive their donation of coats.   

Back Row Left to Right- Xennie Weeks (Chapter Advisor), Jo Ellen Ott (Chapter Advisor), Alexis Baltzegar, Annette Harrison, Amanda Smalls, Alexis Greene, Laura Hewitt, Khori Mitchell, Melissa Eisom, Donna Rush, LoTonia Duncan, Ruthie Amaker.
Front Row Left to Right- Carnetta Brooks, Shiheen Johnson, Traci Scoville, Trudy Frierson, Caroline Marcus, Sylvia Trimmier, Tamara Torres, Marquishia Boulware, Yolanda Robinson