- Note addresss to donate coats, hats, mittens, blankets: 703 NE 1st St. See note below. *From:* Theresa Lowe *Sent:* Friday, SeptemberMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 16, 2011View SourceNote addresss to donate coats, hats, mittens, blankets: 703 NE 1st St. See note below.[Attachment(s) from Theresa Lowe included below]
The Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry is beginning its winter coat drive. Please see the press release attached and below for details. Please share this information widely.
Thank you and happy weekend,
Theresa H. Lowe
Director, City of Gainesville/Alachua County Office on Homelessness
Alachua County Housing Authority
703 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
FAX (352) 373-4097
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Name: Jack Donovan
Daytime Phone Number: 352-372-2549
Contact E-Mail: jack@...
Recent Cooler Nights Remind Us That Cold Days are Coming
Coat drive helps local people in need stay warm
Gainesville, FL, September 16, 2011 – The cooler nights are upon us, soon to be followed by cooler days and cold nights. Here is your opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter.
The Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry, Inc. (ACCHH), a 501©(3) nonprofit, is collecting new and clean, gently used outerwear such as coats, jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters. Gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, sleeping bags, tents and blankets are also welcome. All shapes and sizes are needed, but the need is greatest for LARGE and EXTRA LARGE adult sized coats and jackets.
Bring your clean, gently used coats to the Alachua County Housing Authority, 703 NE 1st Street in Gainesville between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Coats will be accepted now through March 1, 2011. All donated coats will be distributed free of charge through Coalition member agencies to local people in need.
Formed in 1994 and incorporated as with the IRS as a 501©(3) nonprofit in 2002, ACCHH is a community-wide partnership that coordinates the services of more than 40 area agencies working to move Alachua County’s nearly 1,800 homeless men, women and children off the streets and into safe, affordable housing. For more than a decade, the Coalition has served its member agencies, low-income households – the working poor - and the homeless, as a clearinghouse for information and direction on service coordination, gaps analyses, advocacy and program development.