Legislator Paul Partners With Catholic Charities Community Services To Collect New & Gently Used Coats And Warm Clothing

Donations Accepted Until Dec. 31

New City, NY (Nov. 21, 2018) – Rockland County Legislator Aney Paul (D-Nanuet) has partnered with Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland to conduct a Winter Coat Drive for the benefit of our neighbors.

Legislator Paul said the Winter Coat Drive addresses needs that extend beyond the important one of helping someone keep warm this winter.

“When people make the effort to provide a warm coat or other clothing for a child or an adult, it lets those individuals know they are not invisible and that we, their neighbors, care and are trying to help,” Legislator Paul said.

Legislator Paul has sponsored a Winter Coat Drive annually since 2015, partnering with local social services agencies assisting Rockland County residents. This year she is pleased to join with Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland. The drive runs until Dec. 31.

“We at Catholic Charities would like to thank Legislator Paul and her staff for helping us serve those most in need in our community,” said Jerome Kilbane, CCCSR’s Executive Director. “It is with the help of both public and private resources that we can serve the hundreds of people who come to our doors each year. This effort is truly ‘love in action.’”

CCCSR is an affiliate of The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and has a long history of providing the basic necessities of life, such as food, shelter and other emergency assistance for those in need.

Services are available for individuals and families of all ages, from every race, religion and ethnic group from throughout Rockland County. Programs include information and referral, general case management, homelessness and eviction prevention, emergency financial assistance, Nutritional Outreach and Education, a food pantry, Money Management Workshops, and immigration legal services.

The agency has also taken on the job this year of operating Rockland’s warming center on the grounds of the Yeager Health Complex in Pomona. Known as Safe Haven, it is open to any person who needs a warm place to sleep. Hot meals, a place to shower and access to essential services are also offered.

New or gently-used coats and warm clothing, such as sweaters, hats and gloves, for children and adults are being accepted until Dec. 31. Drop off donations at the Legislature’s Office in the Allison-Parris County Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road in New City. Call 845-638-5100 for more information.

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