Manassas, VA, November 1, 2023 – The REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) recently held a successful coat drive to benefit the Prince William County Preschool Program. The Association, comprised of real estate professionals dedicated to giving back to their community, collected a record number of coats to help keep children warm during the winter season.

Recognizing the importance of supporting the local community, PWAR decided to organize a coat drive specifically for the Head Start program. They reached out to their members, as well as the wider community, to donate new coats suitable for children aged 4-6 years old, and larger sizes suitable for student’s siblings.

After weeks of collecting coats, PWAR’s Community Outreach Small Group tallied an impressive total of 120 coats. These coats were then distributed to the Preschool Program, ensuring that every child in need would have a warm coat to wear during the winter months.

“The impact of this coat drive goes beyond providing warmth. It sends a powerful message to the children and their families that their community cares for them and is committed to their well-being. It also highlights the importance of collaboration and collective action in addressing social issues.” said Beth Grant, PWAR President

PWAR plans to continue their support for the Preschool Program and hopes to expand their initiatives in the future. They believe that by working together, they can make a lasting difference in the lives of the children and families in their community.

This coat drive serves as a shining example of how a small act of kindness can have a significant impact. It not only provides warmth to those in need but also fosters a sense of unity and compassion within the community. PWAR’s dedication to giving back is commendable, and their efforts are sure to inspire others to act and make a difference in their own communities.

“What a success. Thanks to all that signed pledges, and provided resources for coats. Our PWC Preschool Program kids will be warm because of the generosity of the REALTORS and Affiliates that contributed.” said Mary Ann Bendinelli, PWAR Community Outreach Chair

The Prince William County Preschool Program is a state and federally funded program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.

REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) is the largest professional trade association in Prince William County, representing approximately 1,900 REALTORS® engaged in the residential and commercial real estate business.  PWAR serves as an advocate for home-ownership and homeowners and represents the interests of property owners in Prince William County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. 
Note: The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.