United Way and Guardian Self Storage Launch Coat DriveOct 11th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Featured Articles
Hundreds of Orange County residents will be warmer this winter thanks to donations in support of the annual Guardian Self Storage Coat Drive. United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will partner with Guardian Self Storage as part of their regional coat drive that seeks to collect 10,000 gently used or brand new coats for the Hudson Valley Region.
“Our annual coat drive is just one of many examples of the great work that can be done when businesses and non-profits work together. Last year we distributed more than 400 coats and made the chilly winter months a little warmer for our community. Through expanded partnerships this year, we are confident that we can double our impact,” said Don Hammond, President and CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.
This year’s coat drive will partner United Way with Guardian Self Storage, SUNY Orange and Hannaford in Middletown, with a goal of collecting 1,000 winter coats for men, women and children in Orange County.
New or gently used coats will be collected until October 31, 2013 and then professionally laundered. The coats will be distributed by United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region to individuals and families in Orange County through eligible nonprofits.
The following locations are now accepting donations of gently used or new coats through October 31, 2013:
· Guardian Self Storage: 149 Windsor Highway, New Windsor
· Guardian Self Storage: 151 Orange Avenue, Walden
· Guardian Self Storage: 24 Liner Road, Newburgh (next to Walmart)
· Guardian Self Storage: 210 Kings Highway, Warwick
· Guardian Self Storage: 1108 Kings Highway, Chester
· Hannaford: 30 Tower Drive, Middletown
· SUNY Orange: 115 South Street, Middletown (Information Desk at George Shepard Student Center; The Biotech Inner Lobby at the Library)
· SUNY Orange: 75 Grand Street, Newburgh (Student Services Central in Kaplan Hall; Tower Hall Entrance)
On an annual basis, United Way is the recipient of more than $100,000 of in-kind donations that are dispersed throughout the community. Participation by United Way in the annual distribution of coats is just one way in which the organization forges partnerships with nonprofits, businesses, government agencies and individuals to collaborate on building a stronger, healthier community and provide lasting and positive change for our friends and neighbors.