Jackson-Garrison Heads Coat-Cap Drive
Jan. 18, 2007
Vanderbilt football tailback Cassen Jackson-Garrison is serving as the honorary chairman of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's effort to collect new and gently used winter coats and caps for needy children in surrounding counties.
"I am looking forward to helping as I can with this special project," Jackson-Garrison says. "I understand what many of these young kids are going through on cold winter days. I know what it is like not to have a warm coat to put on and when I think about that, I am very motivated to make this collection a success for those kids."
LaRawn Scaife Rhea, one of the project coordinators, indicated that Van Buren County, located just east of McMinnville on Middle Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau, was one of the areas identified after a school nurse mentioned she was purchasing winter clothing for many children with her own money because they were arriving at school without adequate winter attire.