Oct. 31 2023


Utica, NY – The Neighborhood Center, Inc. and Accelerate Sports are partnering together to keep children and families warm this winter with a coat drive. The Drive will help local families by providing new or gently used winter coats. The apparel can be dropped off at Accelerate Sports 5241 Judd Rd, Whitesboro, NY. Now through December 8th, 2023.

There is a published wish list on Amazon for the Coat Drive on amazon here.

“Last year we saw an overwhelming need for winter coats amongst our clients, and this year we are anticipating an even bigger need. We are so excited that Accelerate has chosen to partner with us this holiday season so that we can provide coats for the clients we serve through our Holiday Assistance Program,” Jennifer Benn, Director of Public Relations and Development.

The Neighborhood Center will distribute the coats in December to those who are part of their Holiday Assistance Program.

The mission of The Neighborhood Center, Inc. is to enrich the lives of individuals and families through cooperative opportunities, resources and advocacy which embrace diversity, promote empowerment, and foster responsible citizenship. Through its sustained pattern of activities that benefit children, families, and the community since 1905, The Neighborhood Center, Inc. continues to advance in our enduring mission of truly “human” service.

For more information about The Neighborhood Center, call (315) 272-2600, or visit www.neighborhoodctr.org,

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