Monroe County has kicked off its annual “Coats for Seniors” drive, to collect and distribute winter coats to seniors in need throughout the County, county officials stated.
The county’s Office for the Aging and Medical Motors will be sponsoring the initiative.
“I’m proud to announce the kick-off to this annual program, which provides much needed coats to our seniors,” Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo stated. “The kindness of Monroe County residents is seen throughout the year, and continues during the holiday season. It’s incredibly heartwarming to know that our community continues to give back and support those in need.”
Donations of new and gently-used, adult-sized coats will be accepted weekdays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., at participating senior centers.
In addition, donation boxes will also be set up in the atrium of the Monroe County Office Building, at 39 W. Main St.; the Monroe County Office for the Aging at Monroe Community Hospital, at 435 E. Henrietta Rd.; Monroe County DMV locations, Greece Ridge Mall at 152 Greece Ridge Center Dr., 2199 E. Henrietta Rd, and 545 Titus Ave.; and Colony Dry Cleaners, at 695 Howard Rd. in Gates.
The program will run from Nov. 18 to January 9, 2017.
“Coats for Seniors” has collected over 6,000 coats for seniors, overall, and, at the end of the program, any additional coats that have not been selected by a senior will be donated to local shelters and clothing closets.
Contact the Office for the Aging at (585) 753-6280 to locate coats for seniors, or for additional information regarding the program.