SWEDESBORO — The Swedesboro- Woolwich School District (SWSD) collected over 250 clean, gently worn and new coats during their first ever coat drive this winter.
To help our neighbors stay safe and warm this winter, 100 of the coats were donated to the First Baptist Church in Swedesboro through a program called “One Warm Coat.” Over 150 coats were donated to For the Love of Pete’s Pantry, located in West Berlin, NJ and will be delivered to Poland and Ukraine to help civilians at this time.
The mission of One Warm Coat is to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability. Since 1992, The One Warm Coat program has worked with volunteers to host more than 40,000 coat drives and have given away 6.9 million coats across the United States.
For The Love of Pete’s Pantry is a non-profit organization that strives to provide assistance to people in need, free of charge. Through partnerships with local organizations, schools and businesses, the non-profit is able to provide non-perishable food, toiletries, baby items and more to anyone who is struggling with food insecurity, poverty or homelessness while ensuring that children of all ages gain access to essentials that are necessary for their growth and development.