We would like to thank the community for their donations to their 9th annual coat drive. This year the firm collected just over 2,700 coats which takes our nine year grand total to 17,924. The 2018 coat drive, which began in October, was hoping to reach the 2,000 coat mark but far surpassed it. Throughout the winter the coats were distributed to those in need throughout South Jersey.
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.
HFM’s mission for the annual coat drive is to provide every man, woman and child in need in Gloucester County with a coat for the winter. Over a dozen organizations received the coats such as the Samaritan House, Kitchen of Hope, Angels Community Outreach, Unforgotten Haven, and many more.
Paul Blackstock and his team from the nonprofit, Heart of South Jersey, worked quickly to distribute the coats throughout South Jersey. When asked who receives the coats, Paul Blackstock said, “Families throughout the county and also homeless veterans. We work with several other organizations to get them out quickly to those who need them.”
President of HFM Investment Advisors, Michael P. Pallozzi, noted, “We’re excited for another successful year of supporting hundreds of people with coats. We’re always happy seeing the community come together to support our neighbors when they need it.”
We conduct the coat drive every year and are always looking for partners to become collection locations. We look forward to future years and helping thousands more neighbors when our 2019-20 drive begins next October.
Visit http://hfmadvisors.com/our-committment/ to see a complete list of recipient organizations