When the weather outside becomes frightful, 143 Atlanta Public Schools students will be delightful, thanks to the Atlanta Police Department.
Zone 3 Officer Jean Mesidor collected 143 winter coats for children in kindergarten through 5th grade at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School and T.H. Slater Elementary School. Officer Mesidor set up collection boxes for the coats at various APD facilities, including the precincts and mini-precincts. The most coat donations came from APD staff at Headquarters and 911 Communications.
On December 17, officers visited the schools and presented new coats to children in need. Teachers worked with the police department to ensure the sizes were correct.
What a warm way to head into holiday break!