Junior League’s coat drive ends at half marathon, but there’s still ways to help

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For the past week, the Junior League has been running a coat drive in order to support local charities HOPE Community Services, Hearts & Homes for Refugees and the CSA Soup Kitchen. The group reached out to many local organizations about how it could help out, and it received responses that encouraged members to collect coats and other warm clothing for the winter. Childrens’ coats will be donated to Hearts & Homes, whereas men’s and women’s coats will be split among HOPE Community Services and the CSA Soup Kitchen.

Saturday marked the end of the coat drive, but if you still have coats or other warm clothing to donate, be sure to contact either HOPE Community Services, Hearts & Homes, or CSA Soup Kitchen.

The Junior League has been an influential part of Pelham for a long of time. Member Susan Quintin said it is “women in Pelham (who) donate their time to make Pelham and its surrounding communities a better place.”

The Junior League is also well-known for its Toddlers in Science events, and members often read aloud at the Pelham Public Library. As a key part of the community, these women make sure to contribute in significant ways, including their newest project: Renovating Julianne’s Park, which was originally created by the Junior League many years ago.

“The Junior League is currently in the midst of its Love Pelham Annual Fund,” Quintin said.

To assist the group in their upcoming projects, find out more on their website, http://jlpelham.org.