Senator Moore promotes LifeBridge's Annual Coat Drive

BRIDGEPORT – (November 24, 2021): In an effort to “Say No to the Cold,” LifeBridge Community Services will distribute warm winter apparel to the many families it serves with help from Senator Marilyn Moore. New and gently used coasts and other winter gear will be distributed to LifeBridge clients on Wednesday, December 15 and Thursday, December 16 at their Bridgeport headquarters located at 475 Clinton Avenue.

“Our Family Resource Center is here for those who need it most, especially now that the weather has turned cold,” said LifeBridge Interim President & CEO Frank Farias. “The Community Closet along with our Diaper Day Distributions of diapers and other personal care products is a big boost for families who are struggling. No one should be without warm clothes.”

LifeBridge serves thousands of clients each year through its Urban Scholars Program, Center for Behavioral Health, Family Resource Center and other programs. As in prior years, Senator Moore is helping LifeBridge in this effort by asking for donations of new coats in all sizes for both adults and children through her social media outlets.

"LifeBridge serves a broad community with a variety of services," said Sen. Moore. "I am honored to be afforded the opportunity to assist in keeping people warm."

Donations can be dropped off at LifeBridge between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM starting November 29, however anyone wishing to make a donation should call in advance at 203-368-5624 or email Catherine Ruiz at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to ensure someone is prepared to receive your donation.

All necessary precautions will be in place to keep everyone safe.

About LifeBridge: LifeBridge’s mission is to partner with Bridgeport’s youth and families to build resilience. LifeBridge believes in the unlimited potential of every child and family in Bridgeport. By providing a helping hand up through opportunities that have lasting impact, LifeBridge offers a combination of behavioral health services, youth development, and asset-building resources that enables families to thrive and live safely and securely in their neighborhoods.