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7-year-old Macon girl wants to make sure no child goes cold this winter

This isn't Ava Hardy's first drive, it is her 4th. This go round she's aiming higher.

MACON, Ga. — We all know what its like to be painfully cold. Some Central Georgia families may not be able to afford coats for their children this winter. 

Ava Hardy is working to provide just a little warmth for those less fortunate in this story that comes straight from the heart!

"I'm thankful for my mom, my dad, and I'm thankful for this happy thanksgiving," Ava said.

The 7-year-old knows how fortunate and blessed she is, but she also knows that's not the case for many children.

That's why she's working toward a goal.

"I don't even care if its a big kid I can still help them," she said. 

Ava's mom, Quintessa Hardy, made sure to support Ava's willingness to support others early on.

"I would be remised if I didn't start early with my daughter teaching her the value of pouring back into the community that raised her. It's not always about you. I think more kids in this generation need to be more involved. They need to be apart of the solution and not the problem," she said.

The problem they saw: a need for coats in the community.

"To give back other children coats to under served communities and families that may not be able to afford jackets. To do a small coat drive. It just has grown," Quintessa said.

This isn't Ava's first drive, it is her 4th. This go round she's aiming higher.

"Right about now we are probably capping off at right about 50, but our goal is to double our number from last year and we want to get to at least 250," Quintessa said.

It's all so many Central Georgia kids can stay warm though the chilly days.

"Its Ava's hope to inspire other children to give back and do work like this in the community," Quintessa said.

If you want to help make sure Central Georgian kids can stay warm you can drop off gently used coats at D.A. Anita Howard's office at the courthouse in downtown Macon. Also at the Hair Divas Salon on Gunn road in Byron.

The coats will be given out at the Brookdale Resource Center. 

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