The (SPA) is holding its annual winter coat drive. Coats can be donated in the lobby of Stamford Police headquarters at 805 Bedford Street, through Monday, December 21. Winter hats and gloves are also being accepted.
Last year, the Stamford Police Association drive resulted in 176 coats being donated. The coats will be provided to Person to Person, a Darien organization that helps others who lack basic necessities including warm clothing in the winter.
Officer Jerry Junes of the Stamford Police Association and lead coordinator of the drive said, "Many people are under financial pressure, so the coat donations are a way to provide people with the basics."
Sgt. Joseph Kennedy, president of Stamford Police Association said, "With winter upon us and so many families struggling, providing a family with new or slightly used coat to keep warm can truly make a difference when the help is needed most."
"We would like to thank the Stamford Police Association for their commitment to helping families stay warm through their annual coat drive on behalf of Person to Person. Through their generosity and the contributions from so many in the community, we can help many more families in need this year," said Kathleen Bordelon, director of volunteers at Person to Person.
Person to Person is a volunteer driven, community based agency that works to provide their neighbors that lack the basic necessities and resources to improve their lives. Person-to-Person provides emergency food for their clients to prepare meals, clothing, shelter, summer camps providing for children from low income families and scholarships for college students.
For more information or if you would like to donate a coat but cannot get to Stamford Police Headquarters, contact Officer Junes at 203-977-4420.
Submitted by Stamford Police Association