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Project Warm Your Heart to Collect Winter Clothing

Donations Accepted Through Nov. 1

Post Date:09/30/2019

The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women (SCCSW) is conducting its tenth annual Project Warm Your Heart to collect new or gently-used coats, mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for needy children.  Donations are requested by Friday, Nov. 1.

“Somerset County residents, organizations and businesses have been so generous with giving to our many initiatives that support families in our communities,” said Freeholder Patricia Walsh, commission liaison. “Project Warm Your Heart is another opportunity to help Somerset County children who are in need.”

Children of families served by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and other organizations will benefit from this winter-clothing drive, which follows the commission’s recent collection of school supplies held during the summer months.

Donations may be dropped off at the Somerset County Freeholders’ Office on the third floor of the county administration building located at 20 Grove St., Somerville, now through Friday, Nov. 1. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Columbus Day.

Free parking is available in the adjacent Bernie Field Parking Deck off East High Street.

This year, the SCCSW is collaborating with the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ), so that there are more drop-off locations throughout the county to make it more convenient for residents to donate their items. Click here for information about the following drop-off locations at various SCLSNJ branches: Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs in Rocky Hill, Manville, North Plainfield, Somerville, and Warren Township.

The SCCSW serves as an advisory board for the Board of Chosen Freeholders to address present and potential needs of women and to develop a greater public awareness of women’s issues.

This year’s Project Warm Your Heart’s chair is Commissioner Stella Ayala. For more information, contact her at 732-715-4916.

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