County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo recently joined Tanya Conley, deputy majority leader of the Monroe County Legislature, and representatives from Medical Motors, Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly and Colony Dry Cleaners to kick-off the 15th annual Coats for Seniors program.
The initiative, sponsored by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and Medical Motors, collects and distributes donated winter coats to local seniors in need. The program runs through Jan. 7, 2019.
“For over 15 years, Monroe County’s Coats for Seniors program and our community’s generous spirit have helped to keep hundreds of our older neighbors warm in the cold winter months,” Dinolfo said. “With winter temperatures arriving earlier than usual this year, I am asking everyone to consider donating gently used coats to seniors in need by visiting one of several drop-off locations across our community.”
Donations of new and gently used, adult-sized coats will be accepted on weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon at participating senior centers.
Donation boxes are set up at the Monroe County Office Building, 39 W. Main St., Rochester; CityPlace, 50 W. Main St., Rochester; the Monroe County Aging Office at Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester; the Monroe County Department of Human Services at 111 Westfall Road and 691 St. Paul St. in Rochester; Monroe County DMV offices at 152 Greece Ridge Center Drive, 2199 E. Henrietta Road and 545 Titus Ave. in Rochester; Colony Dry Cleaners, 695 Howard Road, Rochester; and Dry Clean Express at 3159 S. Winton Road in Henrietta; 1158 Fairport Road, 557 W. Whitney Road and 7374 Pittsford-Palmyra Road in Fairport; and 2200 Penfield Road in Penfield.
“During the holiday season, it is outstanding to see the community come together to support those in need,” Conley said. “As the weather gets colder, the Coats for Seniors program makes a difference in the lives of so many of our residents. Thank you to the members of our community who have supported this program in the past, and to those who will take the time this holiday season to help out our neighbors and provide a donation.”
To date, the Coats for Seniors program has collected over 10,000 coats. At the end of the program, coats not selected by seniors will be donated to local shelters and clothing closets.
Call (585) 753-6280 or visit monroecounty.gov for information.