CoFiA’s winter coat drive,carried out with the Leonia Public Library and the Rotary Club of the Palisades, resulted in more than 130 coats plus hats, scarves, gloves and sweaters. In addition to CoFiA the items were distributed to the Church on the Green in Hackensack for their ministry to homeless men; and the women’s clothing to a halfway house in Irvington, NJ. Also for the first time this year we are seeing a greater need for clothing for children.
Carolyn Sobering, past-chair of CoFiA, manages this important activity. The drive will continue until sometime in March. Specially needed for CoFiA are small and medium coats and jackets suitable for work as well as heavy gloves and warm hats. Donations can be brought to the Leonia Public Library on Fort Lee Road in Leonia and placed in the coat drive donation box.