WILLIAMSBURG — The Three Jolly Coachmen’s Coffee House, a Williamsburg concert series that donates a portion of all ticket sales to local charities, recently presented a check for $1,000 to Bruton Parish Episcopal Church’s Community Care Closet.
This new organization, which is supported by FISH, Grove Christian Outreach and the Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission, provides kids immediate access on school grounds with food to take home and other basic necessities such as toiletries, undergarments, shoes, and schools supplies that may not be readily available to families from the other places because of lack of transportation or other challenges.
Closets currently exist at Berkeley Middle School and Lafayette High School, with hopes for more at other area schools.
“With the help of Bruton Parish, other churches and organizations in town, we believe there is great promise for the Community Care Closet’s future,” said Community Care Closet Coordinator Meghan Brewer. “The goal is to expand to other schools within our community over time. The staff at both BMS and LHS continue to be blown away by the support they are receiving to allow them to help give back to their students.”
The Three Jolly Coachmen (TJC) is a Williamsburg-based group that performs in tribute to the Kingston Trio, one of the hottest pop music acts in America in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The final concert of the TJC Coffee House’s first season will be Friday, July 14, when the Bagels and Fraylox Klezmer Band will perform. For questions and to inquire about tickets, send an email to TJCCoffeeHouse@gmail.com.