Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center Receives Generous Donation of 700 Coats

Nov. 29, 2023

In the heart of the Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center, a heartwarming initiative is making a significant difference in students’ lives. The Clothing Boutique, a student-led initiative, will be able to bring hope and warmth during the chilly winter months. This November, the boutique received an extraordinary boost – a generous donation of 700 coats from the Salvation Army of Central Indiana, made possible by the annual WTHR Coats for Kids drive.

The Clothing Boutique, nestled within the school, is run by a group of dedicated students who volunteer their time and energy to manage the operations, from organizing the donations to helping their peers find the right fit.

When asked why she dedicates her time to the boutique, one of the student volunteers simply said, “Because it feels good to help others.” This sentiment is echoed by all the student volunteers who take pride in their roles, understanding the impact of their work on their fellow students.

The Clothing Boutique is more than just a place to find a warm coat or a pair of shoes; it’s a symbol of community, generosity, and student empowerment. It’s a place where students learn firsthand the joy of service, the importance of community, and the impact they can make in the lives of their peers. And with the influx of 700 new coats, the boutique is set to spread more warmth, one coat at a time.


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