PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Public Schools’ Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies (PAAAS) had been selected as the recipient of the 10th Annual Burlington Coat Factory, KIDS Fashion Delivers and Good Morning America’s “Warm Coats and Warm Hearts” coat drive.
On Jan. 19th, the coats were distributed, with over 100 new coats donated to students from Plainfield and their families. The coats were made possible as a gift from Danielle Biondi, 12, who won a “Good Morning America” national art contest to decorate the coat donation bins.
Biondi, whose mom works in the school district, selected Plainfield to receive the coats. It was her idea to give the donated coats to families in Plainfield where the need is greater than in her community of Hillsborough, NJ.