Greenwich Human Services Board Thanksgiving Coat Drive Is Underway

Though Covid-19 is upending Thanksgiving plans right and left, there remains much to be thankful for – a roof over your head, the coat on your back, the food on your table.

Greenwich Human Services Board member Jeffrey Medina with Natalie Queen with donated coats. Contributed photo

The Greenwich Human Services board wanted to do something to capture the spirit of Thanksgiving in a safe way. 

The coat drive was the idea of board member Jeff Medina, who will co chair the drive with fellow board member Natalie Queen. 

“At this time of year there is much to be thankful for,” Medina said. “But the pandemic has impacted some people far more than others, and those struggling financially or coping with homelessness are hurting the most.”

Medina said the Human Services board decided it would be safe to organize a coat drive. 

Anyone wishing to donate a coat(s) should contact Mr. Medina at [email protected] or by phone at (203) 321-9297 to arrange for him to pick up the coats.  

Lots of coats and fleeces dropped off at the 21 Lincoln Ave collection point.

Alternately, you can drop coats off at 21 Lincoln Ave in Central Greenwich (06830) where there is a donation box on the porch, or the Town Hall Lobby (Town Hall closes at 1:00pm) where a donation box will also be located. 

The coat drive runs through Dec 15, 2020.

The board will donate the men’s coats Pacific House, which is an emergency men’s shelter in Stamford.  Coats for Women and Children will be delivered to Inspirica in Stamford.

Jeffrey Medina with Patricia Wilson from Inspirica and Natalie Queen from the Greenwich Board of Human Services w. Nov 25, 2020 Contributed photo