"Project Warm Your Heart" to Collect Winter Clothing for Kids
Donations Accepted Through Dec. 7
The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women (SCCSW) is conducting its third annual “Project Warm Your Heart” to collect new or gently-used coats, mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for needy children. The deadline for donations is Dec. 7.
Children of families served by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County will benefit from this winter-clothing drive, which follows the commission’s “Project First Class” collection of school supplies held during the summer months.
Donations may be dropped off to the Somerset County Freeholders’ Office on the third floor of the county administration building at 20 Grove St., Somerville, now through Friday, Dec. 7. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available in the adjacent Bernie Field Parking Deck off East High Street.
“The response to the school-supplies collection has been consistently high,” said Freeholder Mark Caliguire, commission liaison. “Project Warm Your Heart is another opportunity for residents, organizations and businesses to show their generosity to Somerset County children in need.”
The SCCSW serves as an advisory board to the Board of Chosen Freeholders to address present and potential needs of women and to develop a greater public awareness of women’s issues.
For information about the organization or about the winter-clothing drive, contact Commission Chair Paula Marasco at 908-953-0791.