By: Follow South Jersey Staff
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With the cold, winter weather settling in over the area, those in need, especially the homeless, have an increased need for warm, dry clothing.
To help out, the Atlantic City Mayor’s Office of Special Events along with the Department of Health and Human Services are conducting a sock and glove drive to help keep residents who are in need dry and warm this winter according to a press release from the city.
Mayor Marty Small, Sr. announced that the city will collect sock and glove donations of all sizes and for all genders from December 1 through 21.
“As the weather gets colder, it’s important that we look out for one another – especially our youth, seniors, and residents who may be experiencing homelessness,” said Small Sr. “We know that socks are one of the most requested, yet least donated items, at shelters. I’m proud of my staff for organizing this event and providing an opportunity for residents and businesses to help out a neighbor in need.”
A donation bin will be available in the lobby at City Hall, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All items collected will be donated to Turning Point Homeless Day Center and the Covenant House in Atlantic City.
For additional information about this donation drive, residents can contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at 609-347-5823 or the Department of Health and Human Services at 609-513-0185.
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