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Sparta's Mohawk Avenue School Continues Note in Coat Tradition

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Mohawk Avenue School's annual Note in a Coat initiative Credits: Provided by Mohawk Ave School
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Notes of kindness written by students to go in the coat pockets Credits: Provided by Mohawk Ave School
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SPARTA, NJ – The Mohawk Avenue School students, staff and families participated in their annual Note in a Coat drive as part of their Mohawk Makes a Difference program.

Having collected more than 150 coats of all sizes, “it has been another successful year,” Guidance Counselor Pam Fauerbach said. The coat donation was only one part of the program. 

The students also took time to write notes of kindness which were placed in the pockets of the coats.

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The third grade students learned a “hands-on lesson about the impact they can have and the importance of giving back to their community,” according to Fauerbach. 

This is the fourth year of the Mohawk Makes a Difference initiative, partnering with Pass it Along.  Working together the warm coats and the warm messages will be distributed to people in need in Sussex County according to Fauerbach.

“We are grateful to staff, the community, and the children for their support each year. The children love participating in this project,” school psychologist Karen Wright said.

Brandon a student from Weir’s class said, “I’m happy for them, they get a new coat! I hope coats will be passed down to other kids too!”

The next project for the Mohawk Makes a Difference program will be a collection drive for a local animal shelter.  

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