SNJ Today featured HFM Investment Advisors, Inc. for launching its 8th Annual Coat Drive. By spreading the word and informing more people of our goal to keep South Jersey citizens warm this coming winter, HFM hopes to collect a record-setting amount of coats.
To find out how you can help, where you can donate a coat, and who the donations benefit, click here: Help Your Community
HFM would like to thank the community for their donations to their 7th annual coat drive. This year we collected just over 3,000 coats which takes our seven-year grand total to 12,200. The 2016 coat drive, which began in October, was hoping to reach the 10,000 coat mark but far surpassed it. Throughout the winter the coats were distributed to those in need throughout Gloucester County.
The drive had over 30 coat drop-off locations throughout the area. Several volunteers participated in the drive including students enrolled in the Standard 9 program at the Y.A.L.E School. The students volunteered once a week throughout the drive sorting and organizing the thousands of coats received.
Our Coat Drive mission is to provide every man, woman and child in need in Gloucester County with a coat for the winter. Over 20 Gloucester County organizations received the coats such as the AmVets, Kitchen of Hope, Glassboro Success Center, Angels Clothing Closet, Unforgotten Haven, and many more. Visit http://hfmadvisors.com/our-committment/ to see a complete list of recipient organizations.
Paul Blackstock and his team from the nonprofit, Heart of South Jersey, worked quickly to distribute the coats throughout Gloucester County. When asked who receives the coats, Paul Blackstock said, “Families throughout the county and also homeless veterans. We work with VFWs, American Legions and several other organizations to get them out to those who need them.”
Our President, Michael P. Pallozzi, noted, “We are so happy we surpassed our goal this year, which means thousands of people got the help they needed. Gloucester County is a wonderful, strong community and we are thrilled to give back to our neighbors in need.”
HFM Investment Advisors conducts the coat drive every year. Our firm is always looking for partners to become collection locations. We are looking forward to helping thousands more neighbors when our 2017-18 drive begins next October. Contact Kristine Robinson at krobinson@HFMadvisors.com to get involved or for more details.
The weather is getting colder and everyone needs a warm coat. But not everyone can afford one. See how our community works together to help neighbors in Gloucester County. Click image to check out our 2016 video to see how you can help too –https://hfmadvisors.wistia.com/medias/xqt7ftj1tb
Special Thanks to Heart of South Jersey, Kennedy Health, the Glassboro Success Center and so many others who are currently participating in our 7th Annual coat drive! #TenThousandCoatJourney #donate#sj #coatdrive #giveback #needvswant
We are collecting gently used and new coats for men, women, and children in the Gloucester County area until January 31, 2017. Visit www.HFMadvisors.com/ourcommittment for a list of over 30 drop box locations for one nearest to you!