Marching band collects 500 coats

Members of the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band display some of the coats they collected this year.

Members of the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band display some of the coats they collected this year.

The Trumbull High Golden Eagle Marching Band has just wrapped up another successful coat drive in Trumbull. The marching band has been sponsoring a coat drive since 2008.  

During the years, the group has selected different organizations to receive the donated coats.  This year they selected the Norma F. Pfriem Urban Outreach Center in Bridgeport.  

One of the many services offered by this program is a weekly “coat closet.”  

Those in need are able to visit the coat closet to take winter related clothing at no charge. The coats, hats, gloves, scarves and other winter apparel collected by the band allowed the organization to fill up their closet.  

This year the band was able to collect almost 500 coats thanks to the generous donations of the Trumbull community.  

The band members get involved by putting collection boxes all around town including the main library, middle schools and Trumbull high.  

Some members also assisted in bringing these collected coats to the center housed inside the United Congregational Church in Bridgeport.  

Some band members will also volunteer their time to work at the coat closet which is hosted most Sundays from 2:30 to 5 p.m.  

Many of the band members will participate in other community service activities throughout the year.  

Their goal is to have one event a month that helps give back to the Trumbull and neighboring communities.

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