Clarkstown Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack announced the “kick-off” of the 24th Annual Coats for Kids Program in Rockland County. The program runs from Monday, December 9, 2013 – Monday, January 6, 2014. The long-running service provides coats for people in the community who might not otherwise be able to buy a warm winter coat.
“If you have an extra coat in your closet, join me in making this holiday season a little brighter and a great deal warmer for our neighbors,” said Supervisor Gromack. “Donors may bring their coats in gently worn condition to one of the participating dry cleaners. They will clean the coats free of charge, and then forward them to one of the distribution agencies located throughout the County.”
The program is being sponsored by The Byne Group who designed the posters free of charge; New Born Printing who printed the posters free of charge; the Florian Association of Rockland County who are a group of retired FDNY members living in Rockland County; and 100.7 WHUD Radio.
“With the help and generosity of the people of Rockland, I am certain that this very worthwhile program will once again be a huge success,” added Supervisor Gromack.
This years’ list of participating dry-cleaners include:
June French Cleaners
4 Old Haverstraw Rd.
Personal Touch Cleaners
301A North Main Street
Anyone in need of a coat should contact any of the following organizations:
Martin Luther King Center
110 Bethune Boulevard: 425-8910
People-to-People of Rockland
121 West Nyack Road: 623-4900
“Many families in Rockland are faced with tough times during the holiday season,” said Supervisor Gromack. “My goal is to help provide the warmth of a coat to as many people as possible. Since so many of us have perfectly good coats hanging in our closets that we no longer wear, please consider donating them to someone in need who can make good use of them. Your worst coat could be someone else’s salvation. It is important to be good neighbors and assist the children and families that need our help the most.”