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Keeping Others Warm for the Winter

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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.