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First, a little bit about me, I moved to Savannah, Georgia in July of 2010 and I am learning new things I love about this city daily! I graduated from Columbus State University with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Communication. I enjoy reading, painting, and swimming in my spare time. My passion is in a program that I developed and is inspired by my grandmother; I call it Mema’s Closet.
In 2005, my grandmother Linda Faye Leggett, a.k.a. Mema, read an article by USA Weekend about a special day called “Make a Difference Day.” This is a day dedicated to making a difference in someone’s life and really helping your community. She knew there was a need in our area for clothing for families, especially during the winter months. With this knowledge, she decided she would make it her personal mission to collect winter clothing for families and children in need.
Unfortunately, she passed away before she could complete her goal. It was only a short time period later, when I discovered Mema’s (literal) closet full of coats. She had managed to collect over 100 coats! The decision was obvious; I had to continue her legacy. Over 2,000 coats and other winter items have been collected and distributed since its development in 2005.
This year Mema’s Closet has expanded and is going to be collecting coats in 10 different cities in Georgia, including Savannah! With your help, we can supply winter clothing to hundreds of families and children, providing them with warmth during the winter months. To find out more information including drop-off locations, collection times, and ways you can help please visit http://memascloset.blogspot.com/ or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
By: Brianne Baggett