You Can Help Families in Need by Donating Winter Outerwear
Residents of Norwalk and surrounding communities are being asked to drop off clean, new or gently-used winter coats and jackets now through November 3 at Person-to-Person in Norwalk (76 South Main Street) anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.
Susan Zelman, Site Manager at P2P Norwalk, says they are collecting all types of outwear for all ages and sizes. “Coats and jackets, gloves and mittens, scarves, hats, boots and snowsuits will be accepted.”
The Annual Coat Drive benefits people in the Greater Norwalk area who do not have the resources to purchase winter coats and jackets. Last year, says Zelman, P2P distributed more than 1,000 winter coats and jackets and they anticipate comparable demand this year. “When people come to select free outwear on Saturday, November 4, we want to be sure that no one goes away empty-handed.” The event will be held from 9 am to 1 pm in the Community Room at the Norwalk Police Department (1 Monroe Street). No registration is necessary.
Person-to-Person, Inc. was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in Lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services. A community-supported agency, Person-to-Person is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem-solving initiatives. Programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. With offices in Darien and Norwalk, the Person-to-Person service area includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. More information may be found on the web at p2pHelps.org.