Jersey Cares Annual Winter Coat Drive thru Dec. 7th

Posted on November 16, 2016

More than just an article of clothing, your coat can open opportunities for someone who needs one. You can enable a job-seeker to continue his search during the winter. You can enable a student to focus on her studies in a cold classroom. Or you can help a senior go out for medication in a storm. What to you is a coat hanging in the back of your closet can be a life-changing support for someone in need.

Jersey Cares plans to collect and distribute more than 30,000 “gently used” winter coats to men, women and children in need throughout New Jersey through The 21st Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Over the past twenty years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted and distributed more than 500,000 coats for New Jersey residents through our annual coat drive. Companies, churches, fire departments, police stations, schools and other organizations will set up sites across the state to collect coats and then deliver them to the nearest central drop-off point. Jersey Cares volunteers will then organize the donated coats at the central drop-off point and bag them for pick-up. Pre-approved nonprofit organizations will then pick up their coats and distribute them to people in need.

•    Donating Coats: Coats may be dropped off between November 1, 2016 and December 7, 2016 at all public collection sites. Many collection sites are not prepared for bulk coat donations. If you have more than ten coats to donate, please call ahead or consider registering your own collection and scheduling a delivery to one of our central drop-off points. For a list of public collection sites, click HERE.

Closest known drop-off point is BMW of Bridgewater, 655 US Highway 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-1762, M-F, 9 to 5. Call (908) 287-1800.

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Jersey Cares is an affiliate of the Hands On Project.  Through our network of 250 volunteer action centers, we inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. We put people at the center of change and connect them to their power to make a difference.

Source: Jersey Cares, 290 West Mount Pleasant Ave | Suite #1320 | Livingston, New Jersey 07039 | Phone: (973) 533-1993