Howell High Schoolers Collect 1,400 Coats

Howell High Schoolers collected thousands of coats and dollars for charity efforts this season. (Photo courtesy of Freehold Regional)

HOWELL – At Howell High School, the school community has had several successful drives to support charity organizations.

The Peer Leaders, Vocabulary Football League, and the Key Club organized a coat drive that generated more than 1,400 coats.

Approximately 1,000 coats were donated to the New York Giants front office to benefit the annual New York Giants Stadium Coat Drive.

More than 400 coats were also donated to Lunch Break of Red Bank. Those coats were distributed along with hot lunches to local families in need.

(Photo courtesy of Freehold Regional)

In addition, the Peer Leaders, Football Team, and Vocabulary Football League participated in “Operation Sleighbells,” which raised money for Family & Children’s Services of Monmouth County.

More than $2,000 was collected and donated to the organization to purchase gift cards, Students with the food to be donated toys, and warm clothing and accessories for those in need.

Howell’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) also hosted the Holiday Hunger Challenge to collect food for the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Approximately 5,015 pounds of food was donated through the school’s efforts.