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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Coat drive helps hundreds stay warm in Mattapan

Hundreds of coats were distributed to Haitian families at the Voice of the Gospel Church in Mattapan as part of a coat drive organized by Connell School faculty member Jennifer Allen and Master’s Entry students Ashley Younger, Dana Mars, and Maki Ishida.

coatsHundreds of coats were distributed to Haitian families at the Voice of the Gospel Church in Mattapan as part of a coat drive organized by Connell School faculty member Jennifer Allen and Master's Entry students Ashley Younger, Dana Mars, and Maki Ishida. Over a period of two days, all the coats found owners as families in the community heard about the event on the radio or through word of month. Thanks to the Boston College students, faculty, and staff, as well as staff at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who donated coats, many people in this underserved community can stay warmer as winter approaches.