Warm gesture: Nashoba Tech sophomores collect Coats for Kids

Nashoba Tech Class of 2022 officers who oversaw the Coats for Kids collection at the school include, from left, Christina Ferreira of Chelmsford, vice president; Sabrina Lewis of Ayer, president; and Sarah Kramer of Shirley, secretary. Missing from the photo is Avery Sturm of Groton, treasurer.

WESTFORD — The sophomore Class of 2022 held its annual Coats for Kids drive, collecting winter wear for children and adults for the program, organized annually by Anton’s Cleaners.Each fall, Anton’s Cleaners collects, cleans and distributes more than 60,000 coats, with more than 250 schools, hundreds of companies, clubs, organizations and thousands of individuals donating.

Once the coats are collected, Anton’s distributes them to nearly social-service agencies that make sure they are delivered to people in need, free of charge. Since starting the program in 1995, Anton’s has collected and distributed more than 1 million coats.

The sophomore class at Nashoba Tech has participated in Coats for Kids for about 10 years.