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Person-to-Person Annual Coat Drive Is Underway

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.

People in the community look forward to this annual event, now in its 10th year, and are grateful for the opportunity to find cold-weather outerwear for their children and themselves. “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.” Zelman also encourages people to contact her at 203 621-0703 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they want to organize a coat drive at their school, house of worship or place of business.

About Person-to-Person

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.

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