COOS BAY — Oregon Coast Community Action invites you to join them for the 2018 Winter Gathering from 1:15-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at The Egyptian Theatre in downtown Coos Bay.

Last year, you may have heard the amazing Dr. Donna Beegle. This year you'll hear a dynamic talk from Donna's cousin, Lynda Coates. 

Lynda has an authentic voice, born into generational poverty, who grew up homeless with her parents and five siblings. Her life began to change when at 15 years old she came to Portland, Ore. to live with her cousin, Donna Beegle, who at the time was a single mom struggling in poverty. Donna got connected to mentors and was encouraged to obtain a GED and eventually she earned a Doctorate degree. Witnessing Donna's journey, Lynda was influenced and guided by Donna who connected her to other mentors and resources that allowed her to obtain an education. 

RSVP to Rebecca Yaeger at Rebeccay@orcca.us or 541-435-7080, ext. 374. 

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