Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines police have partnered to collect gently-used coats; they will distribute them Saturday to people who can't afford coats. They have women's, men's and children's outerwear.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Pam DeFiglio
Friday, November 16, 2012
Baby, it's cold out there. And police from Niles, Des Plaines and Park Ridge are trying to take the edge off the chill. For almost a month, they've asked the public to donate gently-used coats for people in need. And the public has responded with men's, women's and children's coats. On Saturday, police will distribute the outerwear to Maine Township residents who are struggling financially. "We ask that they have an ID to prove residency in Maine Township," said Officer Julie Genualdi of the Park Ridge Police Department. Officers will distribute one coat per person. Coat-seekers must show up in person to receive one, so bring any family members, including children, who need coats. Location: Maine Township Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park…
The Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines police departments will be collecting gently used, old coats from Oct. 14 through Nov. 11. Residents of need can also pick up a donated coat on Nov. 17 at Maine Township Hall.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, October 15, 2012
Old stuffy coats are the number-one cause of closet clutter in America. And that number is growing to astronomical proportions. Ok, we joke. But, the Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Niles police departments have partnered together for a coat drive to assist Maine Township families in need. With the holidays and cold weather approaching, many of us are thinking about ways that we can help others and give back to our community. The collected coats will be distributed to Main Township residents. The departments are looking for clean, gently worn coats and jackets that are no longer of use to your family. Where can I drop off my old coats? You can drop off your old coats at any of the police departments (addresses listed below) from Oct. 14 …