Our good friend and state representative Pamela Reaves-Harris has been sponsoring a holiday coat drive since November, and the people of Illinois’ 10th District are about to reap the benefits of her good work. Starting tomorrow, Rep. Reaves-Harris and her team will be distributing all donated coats to adults and children at the Major Adams Community Committee (125 N. Hoyne Ave. Chicago) between 5–7pm.
Rep. Reaves-Harris’ team has been working with local organizations and volunteers, including Button and Zipper, a city-wide coat drive organization, to gather as many coats as possible. Chicago winters can be some of harshest and grueling winter’s in the Midwest. It’s an especially difficult time for homeless, destitute families, or those who can’t afford a warm coat.
All coats should be gently-used or new, clean and in good condition. There’s still time to donate. If you have a spare coat lying around, or need a coat, this is a great opportunity to make sure it gets put to good use. You can drop off coats at the Major Adams Community Committee or at Rep. Reaves-Harris’ District office (115 N. Damen Chicago).
For more info, you can contact Rep. Reaves-Harris’ district office at 312-877-5074 or visit her website.