WALDORF, Md. – The Charles County School Bus Contractors Association (CCSBCA) recently collected over 200 winter coats for the annual Drive Away the Cold coat drive for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students in need.

Community members could drop off their new winter coats to three Community Bank of the Chesapeake locations from Oct. 1 to 22. On Oct. 22, the coats were collected from the participating drop off locations, boxed and ready to give to CCPS.

Superintendent of Schools Maria V. Navarro, Ed.D., Bethany Goodwin, CCPS Youth in Transition coordinator, along with CCPS Pupil Personnel Workers (PPW), and CCPS Department of Student Services staff, received the winter coats from CCSBCA ready to be organized and distributed to CCPS students.

Superintendent Navarro expressed her thanks for the work that is impacting the students at CCPS. “Thank you to the CCSBCA and the Community Bank of the Chesapeake for the contributions that were made to provide winter coats for CCPS students in need this winter,” Navarro said. Partnerships with organizations such as the CCSBCA make it possible for us to maintain our mission, to support the well-being of children.”

“The coat drive is so important to us each year for the help it provides to families in our community. Thanks to this collaboration, our kids will be warmer for the upcoming winter and that is our goal,” Mark Koch, president of the Charles County School Bus Contractors Association said.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814.

For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).

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