To commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., staff at the Burlington Coat Factory in Lawrence personally loaded a Long Island Cares’ truck with 300 brand new winter coats to support Long Islanders in need. B
urlington Coat Factory has been partnering with Long Island Cares, Inc. on the national “Warm Coats, Warm Hearts” coat drive for the past four years and on Monday, January 16, 2012 employees lined up to donate the new coats as part of Burlington’s ‘Day of Service’ to commemorate the MLK holiday.
“The donation from the Burlington Coat Factory will go a long way in helping our neighbors in need keep warm this winter,” said Paule Pachter, Long Island Cares’ Executive Director.
“The Burlington Coat Factory and their customers have been responsible for filling up at least one complete aisle in our warehouse with donated coats and many of our community-based member agencies have already visited us to collect the garments that are being distributed to children and adults, as well as to the homeless.” explained Kristine Lehn, Director of Agency Relations.”
For more information about the Warm Coats, Warm Hearts Drive, visit www.onewarmcoat.org