A coat drive sponsored by a local business will provide warm clothing—and holiday fun—to a group of local children in need this holiday season.
The White Plains Youth Bureau will distribute 100 coats Saturday at Eastview Middle School in White Plains. Employees and customers at Webster Bank purchased the coats and donated them to the youth bureau for distribution.
“The coat drive is a reflection of the good will that resides in the City of White Plains," said White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach. "The contributions received by our local businesses and community members have ensured that youth who need one will have a warm coat this winter.”
The coats will be handed out from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The event will also include music games, candy and a visit from Santa Clause.
“Being responsive to the needs of our community is what we do. Our employees and customers understand that a healthy community is a community where youth are protected and are healthy and safe," said Maria Freburg, vice president and market manager for Webster Bank in Westchester. "We are glad to be able to do our part.”
Several other local businesses are helping out with the event, including Gentle Giant, a moving company that will transport the coats and Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, which will donate food.