This winter’s coat collection has been extra popular with the workers. There is little work for them during the holidays and in bad weather, and living spaces may be crowded and uncomfortable so they often spend a lot of time outside. We distribute donated coats, jackets, warm hats, gloves, scarves etc. at the Monday lunch and they are always welcome.
This year the daughter of friends of CoFiA contributed warm, soft scarves that she made as a bat mitzvah project. They were distributed at lunch and received with great thanks.
Donations may be left in the designated box at the Leonia Public Library on Fort Lee Road in Leonia, or in the box in Reeb House at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. We encourage other houses of worship and civic groups to have collection boxes during this bitter weather. Just let us know if you have things to share (www.cofia-nj.org) and we will arrange to pick them up.
Another way to help would be to purchase new thermal underwear or socks to distribute, or send checks payable to the Community of Friends in Action with “winter clothing” on the member line. Checks may be mailed to us at PO Box 313, Leonia, NJ 07605-0313.