COFFEE CO., Ala. (WDHN)—Nearly 300 kids from financially challenged families received school supplies and
A new set of clothes and shoes.
It was all part of the Coffee County Family Services’ 10th annual “back to school” giveaway.

Coffee County Family Services Director, Judy Crowley, says residents and the business community stepped to the plate. On Friday, more than 30 volunteers assisted families in getting school supplies and “new” clothes for their kids.

For one volunteer, it was truly a “rewarding” experience.

Coffee County Family Services, Gloria Abernathy says “everything is so expensive, I mean even at thrift stores and we want them to have new everything and we have the most wonderful volunteer.”

Recently, “All In Credit Union” presented a 20-thousand public service grant to Coffee County Family Services.
In addition, they along with a number of businesses in the area donated and purchased book bags and other supplies needed by kids’ who come from financially challenged families.

Crowley says “If a family is struggling to put food on the table it’s pretty impossible. But we think it’s great for a child to start school with a smile on their face with new shoes, gives them some confidence.”

Mike Gurspan says “For one recipient of the corporate and community generosity. She says it means so much for her and her young son.”

Melissa Vaughn and her son, Blake, of Enterprise, say “It helps out a whole lot. Is it tough, expensive? It’s very expensive and it helps a lot.”

Most of the public school districts in the wiregrass will begin the “new” 2022-23 school year within the next two weeks.