With many Rhode Islanders struggling financially, groups are partnering with the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket to collect winter apparel as part of the annual “Warm Hearts Coats & Stuff Drive.”
“Recycling those outgrown and forgotten clothes will share joys for many of our neighbors and leave more room for you and family in your closets,” say organizers.
Through Friday, Nov. 29, people can donate new or slightly worn winter coats, scarves, hats, and gloves for children and adults at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street, and many other drop-off spots in Pawtucket and Providence at earlier dates.
Families who are struggling to get by shouldn’t have to worry about buying a winter coat for themselves or their children, say organizers.
Drop-off locations include Pawtucket City Hall, the Slater Park office, Ama’s Variety, St. Paul Church, the Pawtucket Library, Ahler’s Designs, and the Wintertime Farmers Market at Hope Artist Village, Woodlawn Community center, Pawtucket Credit Union locations, and Brown University in Providence.
Contact Arthur Plitt of the Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket for more information by calling 401-369-1918 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are always needed for helping out at Nov. 29 distributions.