December 17th was a red letter day in the “neighborhood” in and around Ferry Avenue in Camden. TOUCH took over the community center and successfully donated over 400 coats to those in need. Many thanks to our partner in this initiative, Better Tomorrows who handled to sorting and all of the ‘hands on’ distribution.
It was amazing to see families outfit themselves for the cold weather ahead. The coats were picked up by TOUCH and were supplied by Jersey Cares from Newark. There’s no reason why this can’t be an annual event. Thanks to our partner, Better Tomorrows, thanks to Jersey Cares and thanks to the Pennrose Organization for the use of the community center.
Also…The first giveaway of baby formula that comes from the TOUCH New Jersey Children’s Food Trust was distributed to needy families. It was great to see people get warm and infants get fed all in one place.