Categories
In the News

Family takes action for South Norfolk community

Tonight – good news in Chesapeake.

Two weeks ago, NewsChannel 3 took action to help the Buffalow family in their quest to make sure children in South Norfolk are warm this winter.

Nischelle Buffalow and her family started the Warm and Fuzzy Coat and Sock Drive after seeing the need on their Thanksgiving Day event.

NewsChannel 3 helped jump start the effort by taking the Buffalows on a shopping spree – buying $1,000 worth of socks and coats for the drive.

Since our story aired, several members of the community have been inspired to take action as well.

Nischelle Buffalow sent us photos of the coats and socks she’s been able to buy with cash donations – including one of $500 from several Secret Santas who saw NewsChannel 3’s story.

All the coats and socks will be delivered to children in need in South Norfolk between now and Christmas Day.

Categories
In the News

NewsChannel 3 takes organizer of ‘Warm and Fuzzy Coats and Socks Drive’ shopping for needy kids

On Tuesday, NewsChannel 3 honored Nischelle Buffalow with a People Taking Action Award.
On Thanksgiving, the Buffalow Family opened their hearts and South Norfolk home to anyone in need with a huge home-cooked meal and a clothing drive.

You can see NewsChannel 3’s coverage of the Thanksgiving Day event here.

One thing Buffalow noticed was that the kids who took advantage of the clothing drive were in need of socks and coats.

So she decided to Take Action and organize the Warm and Fuzzy Coats and Socks Drive to collect enough to clothe 100 kids in need in South Norfolk this Christmas.

That’s in addition to the food baskets that the family was already planning on giving out.

On Tuesday, NewsChannel 3 had two surprises for Nischelle Buffalow.

The first: a People Taking Action Award along with a $100 VISA Gift Card from our community partners at Southern Bank.

The second was a $1,000 grant and shopping trip to Target to buy socks and coats for the drive.

“I’m just overwhelmed and I can’t thank you enough for thinking about us for this Christmas,” Buffalow said. “Warm and Fuzzy – our first Christmas drive – and the kids will be thankful for you as well.”