2023 Winter Coat Drive Begins

Rockland County Legislator Aney Paul has partnered with TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) to conduct a Winter Coat Drive for the benefit of our neighbors.

“Through circumstances not of their own making, many families and individuals find themselves without the means to buy something as necessary as a warm winter coat,” Legislator Paul said. “This effort is a way for the Rockland County community to come together and to show our neighbors that we care about them.”

Coats for children and adults are being accepted until Dec. 5. New coats are preferred but very-gently-used coats will be accepted. Drop off donations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the Legislature’s Office in the Allison-Parris County Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road in New City. Please call (845) 638-5100 for
additional information or assistance.

TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) is a community-based public health organization that provide compassionate and effective services to our neighbors in the Hudson Valley. TOUCH has been a Ryan White AIDS Service Organization for more than 30 years. The organization’s work leads to healthier individuals and stronger communities. The organization prefers new coats but will accept very-gently-used coats.

With the exception of 2020, Legislator Paul has sponsored a Winter Coat Drive annually since 2015, partnering with local social services agencies assisting Rockland County residents, including Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland, Helping Hands of Rockland, People to People and the Center for Safety & Change. In 2020, Legislator Paul sponsored a food drive to benefit victims of the pandemic, including families left without resources due to the shutdowns. Two years ago, she collected hats, gloves and warm throws as part of People to People’s Comfort & Joy holiday project. This is the second time she has partnered with TOUCH.

“I hope everyone knows that no matter how small or large your donation, your contribution is warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated,” Legislator Paul said.

For more information or assistance with TOUCH’s services, please visit https://touchny.org/. Call TOUCH at (845) 268-8023 or visit the organization’s contact page to submit an inquiry: https://touchny.org/contact-us/

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