People to People, Rockland’s largest food pantry and MI-BOX Mobile Storage of West Haverstraw are continuing their tradition of teaming up to assist less fortunate families in the Rockland County area with the launch of the 4th annual “Triple Drive” – collecting toys, food and coats this Thanksgiving and holiday season.

MI-BOX, the portable storage company servicing the NY/NJ/CT metropolitan area, is serving once again as the repository for donations to Rockland’s needy. People are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys (for boys and girls ages 1-18), new or gently used coats and various non-perishable food items to MI-BOX’s warehouse located at 8 Carol Avenue in West Haverstraw, NY. Items can be dropped off at MI-BOX Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Those who want to donate, but are unable make it during those hours, can contact MI-BOX and arrange to leave items in one of the secure MI-BOX containers located outside the company’s headquarters.
The toys and coats will help fill People to People’s “Joy Store!” which provides new toys and clothing to area families. In particular, People to People needs new toys to give to boys and girls ages 2-14. Items such as soft toys, dolls, sports games, scrapbooks, art and craft kits, action figures, toy trucks, building games, musical and educational toys, and children’s books are always welcome.
“Once again we are anticipating a challenging winter this year that will require many coats and other clothing items such as hats and gloves for our area’s needy. In addition to the clothing and toys, there is also always a need for non-perishable food items,” said Diane Serratore, executive director of People to People. “We’ll be providing a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for nearly 2,000 Rockland Families this year — more than 4,500 people — thanks to MI-BOX and all the generous donors that we have. We would not be able to provide the level of assistance that we do without their generous support.”
People to People is looking for donations of specific food items for the holiday dinner, including:

  • instant potatoes and stuffing
  • canned corn, string beans and sweet potatoes
  • cranberry sauce and turkey gravy
  • Bisquick or cornbread mixes
  • pie crust mix and filling
  • canned or bagged nuts
For more information about the MI-BOX Toy Drive project for People to People, visit www.peopletopeopleinc.org or contact Diane Serratore at diane@peopletopeopleinc.org or Lauren Schroeder at MI-BOX(845-947-3300 / lschroeder@mibox4u.com). For more information about volunteering for the Joy! Store, contact Betsy Rodman at betsy@peopletopeopleinc.org.

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