‘Hope for the Holidays’ brings in donations for those in need

Published 3:57 pm Saturday, January 2, 2021

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By Tonya L. Collins, PIPSI

The Pea Island Preservation Society, Inc. collected a tremendous amount of food as part of the Town of Manteo Police Department’s food drive and almost two dozen coats during the First Annual “Dellerva Collins Coat Drive for Kids.”

“Miss Dell” was a longtime Town of Manteo commissioner and the namesake of Collins Park. The coats were donated to Dare County Social Services.

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In partnership with the Salvation Army, PIPSI also collected $620 to benefit the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County and it was matched by Outer Banks Dreams Realty.

PIPSI expressed thanks to those in the community who donated coats and cash for children in need and food to benefit the local food pantries.

For more information about PIPSI, visit https://www.peaislandpreservationsociety.com/.


Darrell Collins, president of the Pea Island Preservation Society and son of the late Dellerva Wise Collins, and Leigh Brinkley, Dare County family services supervisor. Courtesy Pea Island Preservation Society, Inc.



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