Second Chance Ministry: Wake County bus driver Odessa Harris runs clothing pantry that is in need of donations this fall and winter

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — A Wake County clothing pantry is in need of donations.

Odessa Harris has been a bus driver in Wake Country for nearly a decade and a half.

Harris sees the needs of all of her students as they get on and off the school bus every day.

“I see a lot of them and they don’t have coats,” Harris said. “One of the students last winter, she got on the bus and I was like ‘Where is your coat at?’ and she said ‘I don’t have one.'”

For that student, Odessa says she went into her own closet to give her a coat.

“If I don’t have it, I go to the store and purchase one,” said Harris.

That’s not the first time or student Odessa has helped.

In 2015, Odessa felt a calling from the Lord– a clothing ministry which she named Second Chance

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Fashion show to benefit UCO Central Pantry

Students from the University of Central Oklahoma Fashion Marketing Department will present the Fall 2020 Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the CHK/Central Boathouse.

This year’s co-directors are Morgan Money, Kaylee Stout, Loclynn Lively and Madalyn Wilson.

The show’s overall theme is #DenimDaze, consisting of four scenes: Retro, sustainability, colored denim and dressed up in denim.

All of the fashion show pieces that will be shown have been loaned by local stores. Also, gift baskets that will be given away in a raffle include donated items from metro-area businesses. All proceeds will benefit the UCO Central Pantry, a food pantry for UCO students, faculty and staff.

This year, tickets are being given out by invitation only, however, the community may still attend virtually by going to at

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