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New group is working to meet needs in the county

(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS

Melinda Mitchell, right, is the project leader for a drive to help needy children
with school supplies. The organization/ministry she belongs to is called "Pay
It Forward", and it is comprised of local people wanting to help local people
in need, according to director Teresa Coker. On the left is Beverly Myers,
owner of East Tennessee Coffee Company. The café is one of several
drop-off points for donations of school supplies.
Published: 10:01 PM, 07/19/2013
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-There's a new benevolence organization in Cocke County called "Pay It Forward" that is helping a variety of people struggling to get by.

One of their current projects is collecting school supplies for needy children before school starts in August.

Melinda Mitchell is the volunteer project leader for the school supplies drive.

She said that all the donations of school supplies, such as paper, pens, markers, glue, etc. will be donated to needy kids in the Newport and Cocke County school systems, covering all grades, from years kindergarten to 12th grade.

Drop-off donation sites include the East Tennessee Coffee Company on East Broadway, Aaron's Rentals on the Cosby Highway, the Newport Cinema 4 theater, several churches, and the county mayor's office in the Courthouse Annex.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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