COSTA MESA — Hundreds of coats and sweaters were donated to a local shelter and the Boys & Girls Club, thanks to the efforts of outgoing Councilwoman Katrina Foley, the police department and the Costa Mesa High School cheerleaders.
On Friday, the group took the coats they collected for the past few weeks to the Boys & Girls Club on Tustin Avenue and then drove to the Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter and donated two 4-feet-high boxes of overflowing coats and sweaters, Foley said. The coats were either new or gently worn.
"I like to do things that directly impact people," Foley said. "I know the coat donated goes directly on a child to keep him or her warm."
Food and warmth are the themes for Foley's efforts. She usually collects canned food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, but this year she decided to add coats.