Two Neligh-Oakdale sisters are trying to make a difference this winter for low-income families.
Nikki and Kasi Grosserode are organizing a coat drive starting on Wednesday and running through December 18. They will be collecting gently used coats and jackets in all sizes, kids or adults as part of their FCCLA STAR project.
Boxes will be located at Thriftway Market, Neligh-Oakdale High School and in both elementary locations - East and West Ward.
They will be also collecting coats during the Neligh-Oakdale Christmas Concert on December 17.
According to Kasi, they are hoping to deliver the coats before Christmas. They will be taken to families who cannot afford winter coats and will be possibly donated through the Neligh Food Pantry, the Mobile Food Pantry or even through an application process.
The girls said it is important to them that the coats are donated locally.
"We thought we should give back to our community," Kasi said.
Depending on how many coat donations are made, some may even be taken to Bright Horizons in Norfolk.
Questions can be directed to FCCLA Sponsor Kim Scarborough at firstname.lastname@example.org.