As the weather gets chillier here in Mount Olive, we are reminded that many children and adults throughout New Jersey will be without the basic resources needed to keep warm and healthy. A warm blanket or coat is essential for those suffering from inclement weather, illness or the less fortunate. Mount Olive Recreation in partnership with area businesses will turn our focus to those in need with a Blanket & Coat Drive.
What we are collecting:
- Blankets: New blankets ONLY please , including baby blankets, quilts, comforters and sleeping bags .
- Coats: clean, warm fall and winter coats in sizes from infants up to XXL adults or larger (please no spring coats). Waterproof and warm coats are most popular
When: Collection sites will begin accepting donations on Sunday , November 1. The final date for drop offs will be Tuesday, November 17th.
Where: For your convenience, multiple businesses are participating as drop off locations throughout the Mount Olive Area. Please click on their names to find their hours of operation.
GBW Insurance – 3 Gold Mine Road, Flanders, NJ
DTA Automotive – 360 Route 46 West, Budd Lake, NJ
Tractor Supply – 293 US HWY 206, Sutton Plaza Shopping Center, Flanders, NJ
Mount Olive Town Hall – 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ
Entourage Salon – 30 International DriveSouth, Suite E4, Flanders NJ
What qualifies as “gently worn”? Coats with working closures, no rips or stains.
Do coats have to be dry cleaned before they are donated? No but they MUST be clean. No dirt, stains, etc.
How will the coats be distributed? We are working with the Jersey Cares organization. Over the past eighteen years, Jersey Cares has collected, sorted and distributed more than 400,000 coats to New Jersey residents through their annual drive. They rely on organizations like ours to spearhead local collections that are then sorted and distributed to non-profit organizations. All coats stay in and are distributed to those in need in New Jersey.
Questions? Have a question we haven’t answered here? Want to add your business to our collection sites? Please contact us 973-691-0900 x7263 or x 7264