NORWALK, Conn. – Residents of Norwalk and surrounding communities are asked to drop off clean, new or gently-used winter coats and jackets now through Nov. 3 at Person-to-Person in Norwalk.
Coats can be dropped off at 76 S. Main St. anytime Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The annual coat drive benefits people in the greater Norwalk area who do not have the resources to purchase winter coats and jackets.
Susan Zelman, Site Manager at P2P Norwalk, said the organization is collecting all types of outerwear for all ages and sizes.
"Coats and jackets, gloves and mittens, scarves, hats, boots and snowsuits will be accepted," Zelman said.
Last year, P2P distributed more than 1,000 winter coats and jackets, and they anticipate comparable demand this year. Coats will be given out on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Norwalk Police Department, 1 Monroe St. No registration is required.
"When people come to select free outwear on Saturday, Nov. 4, we want to be sure that no one goes away empty-handed," Zelman said.
The annual coat collection is now in its 10th year, and people in the community look forward to the event and are grateful for the opportunity to find cold-weather outwear for their children or themselves, Zelman said.
"If people have jackets and coats they no longer want or need, or if their children have outgrown outerwear from last year, we hope they will consider bringing them to P2P for our neighbors in need."
Anyone who wants to organize a coat drive at their school, house of worship or place of business is encouraged to contact Zelman at (203) 621-0703 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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