More than 18,000 men, women and children living in South Jersey were little warmer these past winter seasons because of how the community has responded to HFM Advisors’ annual Gloucester County Coat Drive.
With partnerships spanning across the county and more than 30 additional locations, volunteers of the drive are looking to comfort even more people, as HFM Advisors is scheduled to kick off this year’s efforts Oct. 15, which will continue through Jan. 31, 2020.
This will be the 10th annual drive and if last year’s success are any indication, thousands more people will be shielded from the cold this coming season with warm, dependable coats.
“We started this coat drive 10 years ago in the hopes that we’d collect a couple of hundred coats. Knowing more than 18,000 people benefited from this idea is the inspiration we need to do even more in this year’s drive,” said HFM Advisors President Michael Pallozzi.
Volunteers will continue to expand the drive’s reach to include other southern New Jersey counties such as Salem and Cumberland. Volunteers are currently setting up the three-foot tall boxes and will deliver them throughout the region next week.
HFM Advisors partners with Heart of South Jersey (www.heartsj.org), which distributes the donated coats to more than 20 nonprofit organizations. The Y.A.L.E school of Cherry Hill provides volunteers to help count, sort and deliver coats throughout the drive. These organizations help get the coats into the hands of veterans, children, families and the homeless.
“Our mission is to provide a coat for every man, woman and child in need in South Jersey. Keeping people safe and warm is part of who we are at HFM Advisors. It is an honor to be able to grow this coat drive to help even more people this coming year,” Pallozzi said.
For Immediate Release Glassboro, NJ— HFM Investment Advisors, LLC, has expanded its Annual Gloucester County Coat Drive to support the broader South Jersey region, including Salem and Cumberland counties. This is their ninth year of collecting coats beginning October 15, 2018, and lasts through January 31, 2019.
So far HFM has collected and donated more than 15,200 coats to South Jersey residents in need over the past eight years. Last year, HFM amassed a record 3,006 coats. This year, HFM plans to top that record and surpass over 18,000 total coats collected.
Drop-off sites include HFM’s Glassboro, NJ office, all local Gloucester County Library System branches, the Margaret E. Heggan Public Library in Washington Twp., NJ, plus 30 additional locations. The Public can find a full list of the 30-plus drop-off locations at www.HFMadvisors.com/our-committment.
HFM guides others by helping them make effective financial decisions—but it cares about much more than numbers and charts. HFM supports its community through fundraisers, board memberships, nonprofit sponsorships, and more.
It achieves this goal through partnering with the Heart of South Jersey (www.heartsj.org), which distributes the donated coats to more than 20 nonprofit organizations that share one goal: helping others. As HFM extends its donation reach, Heart of South Jersey provides coats to veterans, children, families, and the homeless. The Y.A.L.E school of Cherry Hill provides volunteers to help count, sort and deliver coats throughout the drive.
“I’m eager to see the number of coats we collect this year grow with the help of your generous donations and more drop off box locations from last year. Our mission is to provide a coat for every man, woman, and child in need in South Jersey,” said HFM President Michael Pallozzi.
About HFM Investment Advisors, LLC.
HFM Investment Advisors is an independent, fee-based investment management and financial planning firm that empowers its clients through coaching and discipline. With a look-you-in-the-eye commitment, its goal is to keep clients educated, involved and confident in every financial decision they make. Learn more at www.HFMadvisors.com or call 856 232-2270.
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
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!