Rotary Coat Drive October 15 to November 30!

Rotary Coat Drive October 15 to November 30!

Pawling Rotary will hold its annual coat drive to benefit families of the Pawling Resource Center from October 15th to November 30th. Collection boxes will be available in the lobby of the Lathrop Center at Lakeside Park, the PRC, the Library and PVSB. Clean, gently-used or new coats are requested for adults and children.

Last year, community generosity and kindness were exceptional, as Pawling’s Rotary Club collected more than 100 coats that were taken to the PRC and distributed to neighbors in need. Rotary coat drive co-chairs Paula Aguilar and Carolyn Graziano will organize and distribute this year’s donations.

Pawling Rotary frequently partners with the Pawling Resource Center to provide items needed for the Resource Center’s client families. In addition to the Stuff the Bus event that takes place annually in July, which restocks the shelves of the PRC food pantry, Rotary provides backpacks for the PRC’s Stuff the Backpack initiative in late Summer. The Rotary club also adopts families during the PRC’s Adopt-a-Family program each December. Finally, Rotary provides an annual grant to the PRC in support of its signature transportation and food pantry services.

The Rotary Coat Drive is a Rotary 7210 District-wide service project.

Author: Harlem Valley News