As part of an annual tradition to spread the warmth around the holidays, we hold a coat drive and so once again this year we’re collecting coats, hats, gloves, boots, and blankets. Will you help? The coat drive runs until Jan. 5th and items can be dropped off in our lobby at 10 Railroad St. Newburyport.
“People often forget that the coldest days are ahead for those in need. So we like to extend our donation period beyond the holidays to let folks who realize they need to make some room after the holidays, that there are others who would benefit from things they no longer need,” said David Strand, CEO.
Don’t have any warm articles of clothing? We’re also offering another way to spread the warmth by collecting toys and gift cards for the needy served by Newburyport Community Services. While NCS’ annual giving to their red stocking program ended in November, there’s always a few last minute items needed for people of all ages, and needs continue right through the whole year. Items should be dropped off at Strand before Dec. 22nd if intended for the holiday. Otherwise, you’re welcome to stop by and donate any time before the 5th !!