Do you have a winter coat that sits in your closet? Has your child outgrown a winter coat?
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the weekend of January 19 and 20 we will be collecting winter coats. Adult’s coats will be donated to the Christian Caring Center in Pemberton and the Extended Hand Ministry in Mt. Holly, the local Code Blue shelter. A Code Blue alert is declared whenever temperatures drop below the freezing point and weather conditions pose a danger to the homeless population. The Code Blue Alert allows authorities to take homeless people to local shelters or other agencies, known as Warming Centers. These shelters make additional beds and space available until conditions improve and the alert is called off.
The children’s coats will be donated to Bridge of Peace in Camden to help the needy children who accompany their parents at their Food Pantry who are in need of a coat.
We’re also collecting adult size socks. New socks are the number one most needed item of clothing for homeless people.
Coats and socks can be placed in the box that will be in Narthex that weekend.