Nashville Snow Challenge Seeks Winter Coats

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 20:58:28-05

The snow has begun to melt, but that didn't keep a group of people from making snow angels to help a school and a non-profit group get the winter coats they need.

Last week at the height of the snow storm, a teacher at Haywood Elementary School saw The Oasis Center seeking donations of winter coats in larger sizes.

She realized the school was also in need of coats for some students; so the two partnered and came up with the hashtag Nashville Snow Challenge. 

"I'm so appreciative of everybody who's participated," said D'Llisha Davis, the 3rd grade teacher who came up with the hashtag.

Anyone who accepted the challenge, was asked to make a snow angel coat-less and then post a video of it on Instagram using #NashvilleSnowAngel and #NashvilleSnowChallenge.

Those who chose no to make a snow angels were asked to donate a coat.

"We have a lot of kids without coats. We have a lot of kids who wear what they can - if it's little brother's, little sister's jacket that they have to wear, you know they put that on. it might be a jacket that's completely too big" said Davis.

The Oasis Center is seeking larger size coats 2XL and 3XL. "We had a young man who wore 3XL and we couldn't find one anywhere" said Tasha Fletcher with the Oasis Center.

Anyone wishing to make donations can visit the Oasis Center or Haywood Elementary during business hours.