Rotary Coat Drives Benefit Those in Need

GOSHEN – Both the Rotary Club of Goshen and the Rotary Club of Warwick selected Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster to be the beneficiary of their winter coat drives this year. The Clubs’ annual community service projects collected nearly 400 coats between the two drives.

“Now that the cold weather is upon us, Catholic Charities is receiving a growing number of requests for assistance with warm winter coats,” said Michael Peters, Resource Exchange Coordinator for Catholic Charities. “We are grateful for the support from the Rotary Club of Goshen and the Rotary Club of Warwick. Their members’ commitment to fulfilling Rotary’s mission of ‘service before self’ is making a difference for community members who are facing challenges this winter.”

The assortment of new and gently used coats for both children and adults are being distributed by Catholic Charities’ staff to area individuals and families in need. Those seeking assistance with winter coats or other basic necessities should email Catholic Charities’ regional helpline at

Each year, the demand for children’s coats is greater than the supply. To make a monetary donation toward the purchase of new coats for children, contact Kristin Jensen at or 845.294.5124, x1005. Donations may also be made securely online at – and indicate “winter coat drive” in the notes
Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster, as one of the human service agencies of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, is committed to building a compassionate and just society. Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster serves the homeless, the hungry, the emotionally and physically challenged, as well as immigrants and the marginalized and vulnerable of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. Catholic Charities collaborates with parishes, Catholic, and non-Catholic partners alike to help people of all religions who are in need. For more information, visit

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