Warm coats for local folks
The Takoma Park Lions Club and the Takoma Park Police Department have joined forces in an effort to help provide some needed warmth to people who have little means of protecting themselves from the upcoming winter weather. All coats will be donated locally to the Shepherd’s Table’s clothing closet and Sligo Adventist Church, which provide clothing and other necessities for the homeless and needy individuals.
Beginning Oct. 1, two locations in the city will have drop-off boxes for donations of slightly-used winter coats, gloves, mittens and hats:
- City of Takoma Park Police Department (TPCC, 7500 Maple Ave., first floor lobby)
- Old Takoma Ace Hardware (7001 Carroll Ave)
Donations can be made Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Members of the Lions club and the police department will be collecting the coats and winter accessories through Nov. 30. For more information, please call Lion Mike Bigler at 202-438-1686 or Cathy Plevy, public information officer, City of Takoma Park Police Department, at 301- 891-7142.
This article appeared in the October 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.