On Wednesday October 30th we completed our coat drive and made the delivery to: The Door www.thedoor.org. Thanks to Jamie Rutman circulating a flyer through the PA and allowing a donation box at SoF over the course of 3 weeks, SoF filled the donation bin many times over. This coat drive was a joint effort between SoF and American Century Investments who also collected coats. 10th graders Adrianna Benn and Abby Bessinger helped deliver the coats from SoF to American Century prior to the donation date.
We were able to collect the following items:
- 60 winter coats
- 20 hats / 20 gloves / 20 scarves
- 1 bag of men’s warm clothing / 1 bag of women’s warm clothing / 1 bag of boys clothing
INFO ABOUT THE DOOR:
The Door is a NYC-based charity which provides support for 11,000 New York youth ages 12-24. Many of the teens at The Door are homeless or in the foster care system, have learning disabilities, are low income, and minorities. The Door has a location on Broome Street in Soho where they offer academic, career, legal and health services, as well as counseling and recreational activities free of charge on a walk-in basis. The Broome Street Academy charter school across the street is an affiliated high school which helps to educate some of the most vulnerable struggling students and ensures that the graduate and come out with life and professional skills.