Long Beach High School sophomore Samantha Breen organized a coat drive
in November and December through her involvement in the Key Club, with
support from Mrs. Graham and the students.The initiative was named,
“Unzip Your Hearts,” and provided coat donations to the Long Beach
Martin Luther King Center, Inc. to help keep others warm this winter.
“There are so many people in need," said Samantha. "The best feeling is
giving back to the community." She noted that the inspiration continued
when she met the MLK Center’s Board of Directors Chair, James Hodge, and
witnessed his devotion to the center and people of Long Beach while
delivering the coats.