Winter Coat Drive for the Homeless

Saturday’s snow, sleet and rain are just the beginning of what looks like a very cold winter. If you were outside on Saturday, you know how damp and raw it was. How would you like to be a homeless person in weather like that? MaryEllen Mastricova, a Realtor with Diane Turton Realtors in Rumson has organized a winter coat drive for the homeless. All items will be donated to the Homeless to Independence, Inc. organization and distributed throughout Monmouth County. Homeless to Independence, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit agency that works with the homeless, the working poor and our veterans who are in need; this is part of their 6th annual Statewide Outerwear Drive in New Jersey.

Please look through your closets and any donate any under-used (but still in good condition) coats, jackets, hats, mittens, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags, thermal underwear, socks and/or boots (for men, women, children and infants) that you’d like to contribute. You may drop them off at the Diane Turton Realtors office at 8 West River Road (next to Crazee’s) any day between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M.

MaryEllen asks those of you who are more fortunate to reach out to our brothers and sisters at this time of the year and help the homeless by donating your winter coats and accessories. Please try to drop them off before November 15th so they may be distributed by Thanksgiving Day.

“There, but for the grace of God, go you and I.”

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