Coat Drive for Out-of-Work Family Members
Monday, October 1, 2012 • 9:04pm
The two Sussex County One Stops-one located in Newton and one in Franklin- today jointly announced a winter coat drive, beginning immediately and lasting till the end of the Christmas Season. Sussex County, without a doubt, is the coldest county in the state, and also has the lowest job numbers of any county per capita in the state.
Most experts suggest that this will be a more traditional winter, which we expect will bring much more snow, ice, cold sub-zero temperatures, and truly harsh weather. Those homeless and those heading to that status do need coats to survive, as do this with limited or no incomes.
The One Stops have watched many groups and fine associations collect coats for the those in need, and under the charisma of UI Clerk Maryellen Birchenough, the two One Stops will be collecting coats for those in need and will be seeking those agencies that will provide the best and only a free method of dispersal of such coats.
What do we need?
We need coats that do not show excessive wear and are clean for adults, and children. We are keenly aware of the impact on children, living in bad times, and we, thus, ask for the best the reader can give!
How do Coats get delivered to the One Stops?
We hope to have a viable sample of winter coasts for those in need, and we hope in these continuing times of low employment that those that can–do- and those that cannot do–come, and either bring or collect a coat l give all that a coat do these need those coats!
The One Stops are where the jobs and Job Seekers are supposed to be, and we need to produce an atmosphere that people in this county do care. Jobs might be the best form of social reform, but keeping warm is not too far behind.