Winter Coat Drive To Benefit Local Families
BY LAURA INCALCUTERRA
Legislators Paul & Wolfe Partner With People To People
To Collect New, Gently-Used Coats, Sweaters
New City, NY (Dec. 2, 2016) – Rockland County Legislator Aney Paul (D-Nanuet) and Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe (D-Montebello) have partnered with People to People to conduct a Winter Coat Drive.
New or gently-used coats and sweaters for children and adults are being accepted until Dec. 31. Drop off donations at the Legislature’s Office in the Allison-Parris County Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road in New City.
People to People is Rockland’s largest food pantry and also provides school supplies; holiday gifts for children; and clothing for newborns, school children, professionals seeking jobs and others. The agency helped nearly 14,000 Rockland households last year.
“Many of the children who come here just don’t have adequate winter clothing, and that includes coats,” People to People’s Executive Director, Diane Serratore, said. “Just as troubling is that their parents don’t, either. When you’re working to put food on the table, sometimes a winter coat cannot be a priority, even when it’s freezing outside.”
Paul said the Winter Coat Drive addresses essential needs.
“A winter coat not only helps keep our neighbors warm, it lets them know that they are not invisible and that they are not forgotten,” Paul said. “Others are thinking about them and trying to help.”
Wolfe said that many people have extra coats and sweaters that they just don’t wear anymore.
“By donating this clothing, you can help a neighbor and their children keep warm this winter,” Wolfe
said. “Please check your closets and donate whatever you can.”