Warm Outerwear Needed!

Getting out those warm winter coats? Have any that don't fit anymore? 

TPSA's Annual Coat Drive will take place from November 3 to 7. Coat racks will be set up in the lobbies at Lombard and South Streets. Go through your closets before Conference Days - and drop off your gently used coats before your conference! 

Here is what we need: 

Clean, gently used, and warm winter coats 
for children and adults 

• Clean, gently used, and warm winter hats and gloves 
for children and adults

Please do not send coats that need laundering or are not warm enough for the winter months. The coats should be "ready-to-wear" and in good condition.

This year we are primarily serving four organizations.  However, if you know of another agency in need of coats, please contact Caren Cohen, TPS community service coordinator; she will try to make some coats available for your organization.

Lutheran Settlement House, established in 1902, is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. Over the past century, its programs and services have changed in response to the evolving needs of the community. Its core mission is “to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” — has remained constant.

Project Home, a Philadelphia non-profit organization empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment, health care, and education. Project HOME  addresses the "root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care."

Wordsworth is a non-profit, registered 501(c)(3) organization providing education, behavioral health, and child welfare services throughout the Philadelphia region. The children and youth come from diverse backgrounds; many have experienced trauma, abuse, loss, separation from family, behavioral/emotional health problems, and learning disabilities. All come from economically disadvantaged families, many of who live below the poverty line. Wordsworth’s ultimate goal is to help these children grow into healthy, self-sufficient adults.

Cradles to Crayons is a non-profit, registered 501(c)(3) organization that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. They collect new and nearly new children's items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers and are distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners.