Coat Drive Helps Memphis Children

DECEMBER 16, 2020 — On Saturday, December 12, TVA and Nation Enrichment Projects (NEP) hosted a holiday drive-thru coat giveaway, providing 650 new winter coats to elementary-aged children. 

“We recognized that there was an immediate need this winter. So many lives have been forever changed or put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We knew we needed to step in and do more to help families. We are just happy to have other organizations such as NEP to partner with for these important events,” said Mark Creech, TVA Customer Delivery. 

The Nation Enrichment Projects (NEP) is a 501(c)3 Memphis-based non-profit organization founded to create, develop and implement programs to effect positive change in the community. NEP uses innovative concepts to impact individuals, communities and the world in a positive manner through education, health and nutrition, music and arts, athletics and scholarships.  

“In the middle of a very tumultuous cold and flu season with the daunting financial impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic complicating an already hard year, parents are struggling not only to provide gifts for their children during the holiday season, they are struggling to provide the basic necessities,” said Andrew Perpener, Executive Director for Nation Enrichments Projects. “I’m very glad that TVA reached out to NEP to assist with this drive-thru coat giveaway. Our mission, very much like TVA, is to enhance the quality of life for all that we serve."