CLARENDON, Pa. – Nine years ago the Trinity United Methodist Church in Clarendon had a vision. They wanted to see that any child in the area that needed a winter coat, would have one.
That was the beginning of a local outreach that has served the Sheffield attendance area of the school district.
Through donations from members of the church and a local organization, new winter coats have been available to those in need. A supply of mittens, hats and scarves are in stock as well to go with the coats.
Requests are received for a coat and the committee does its best to fill that request. The committee has learned over the years that “little girls love pink coats.”
This year has been especially difficult for local families and the church has been able to help in a small way. Success is measured not by the numbers, but by the look on the faces of the children when they try on their new winter coat.