Why one woman wants to help others with a coat drive

It’s hard to imagine spending an entire night out in the cold, but that’s what many people in our area do. Some kids stand in t-shirts at the bus stop waiting for their ride trying not to be phased by the frigid wind. But one mother has said no more.

Shantia Stewart is hosting a coat drive this year for anyone in need, and you can help.

Drop off your gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and anything someone might need this winter at the following locations:

Liberty Finance

800 US Hwy 72 W

Athens, Alabama 35611

Nannasway Boutique-

212 1st Ave Suite C1

Decatur, Alabama 35601

Coats need to be dropped off by November 15. The drive, for those who need to pick up a coat, takes place at Walmart Supercenter on Highway 72 in Athens on November 20.

Anna Mahan

Anna Mahan

Anna Mahan joined the WAFF 48 News team in August 2020. She left WAFF in March 2023.