Clarkstown residents with extra or outgrown coats hanging in their closets are being asked to donate them to those in need through the Clarkstown Cares Coat Drive.
Running Tuesday through Friday, Dec. 22, the drive collects coats for children and adults with the help of three local dry cleaners, announced Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann.
The cleaners will clean the coats free of charge, and then forward them to three distribution agencies, Martin Luther King Center, People to People, and Advocates for Change.
“Many families are faced with tough times during the holidays. I am asking residents to look through their closets and donate any coats they may no longer need,” said Hoehmann. “Helps us keep our neighbors warm this winter!”
This years’ list of participating dry-cleaners include:
- New City: Touch of Class, 377 S. Main St., 845-639-9019
- Nanuet: Cleanique Cleaners, 53 Bardonia Road, 845-623-6680
- Spring Valley: Personal Touch Cleaners, 301A North Main St., 845-425-3313
Anyone in need of a coat should contact any of the following organizations:
- Martin Luther King Center, 110 Bethune Blvd, 845-425-8910
- Advocate for Change, 845-461-0523
- People-to-People of Rockland, 121 West Nyack Road: 845-623-4900
“As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season surround us, it is heartwarming to see the generosity displayed by many residents," Hoehmann added. "I am amazed by the kindness and willingness of the businesses and residents of Clarkstown to help our fellow residents.”
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