15th Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive
Did you know that Jersey Cares will be in Hoboken on Saturday, December 18th to sort through & hand out coats to those less fortunate?
Jersey Cares Warms Bodies & Hearts with Coat Drive
Coat Drive Seeks to Collect 50,000 Coats with Increased Collection Sites and Ongoing Sorting Events
“Over the past 14 years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted and distributed more than 300,000 coats to New Jersey residents through the Annual Coat Drive program. This year, Jersey Cares will work with more than 300 corporations and organizations to collect coats throughout the state, aiming to distribute 50,000 coats to more than 250 nonprofit agencies serving our neighbors in need.
Due to the enormous success of last year’s drive, Jersey Cares is partnering with United Mayflower Container Services to bring the Jersey Cares Coat Drive to additional agencies and a more widespread population of New Jersey residents. This year, Jersey Cares will place United Mayflower collection and distribution containers in 14 cities across the state, making participation in the Jersey Cares Coat Drive more accessible than ever before.
Another exciting change to this year’s drive is the reinstatement of the Note in a Coat program. This simple but valuable program was designed to increase the number of children’s coat donations and to engage children of all ages in community service by making the experience interactive, meaningful and fun. Through Note in a Coat, children donating coats can write short messages to those children who will be receiving coats through the Jersey Cares Coat Drive.
Where: Hoboken Boys & Girls Club (123 Jefferson St.)
When: Saturday December 18, 2010. (9-11am Coat Sorting) (11am-1pm Coat Distribution)
About Jersey Cares
Jersey Cares is a dynamic non-profit organization that works to meet compelling community needs by making volunteering easy and meaningful. We partner with hundreds of other nonprofit organizations, training volunteers to manage structured, team-oriented service projects that are conveniently scheduled in the evenings and on weekends. Since the organization’s inception, our volunteers have generated thousands of hours of community service through such work as tutoring children, enriching the lives of seniors, feeding the homeless, improving the environment and comforting medically fragile infants. For more information, please see www.jerseycares.org.