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Posted on: September 12, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fall & Winter Clothing drive for asylum seekers- drop off at lobby of Greenburgh Town Hall

fall and winter clothing drive for Westchester County Asylum seekers
sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots

Greenburgh Launches Fall and Winter Clothing Drive for Westchester County Asylum-seekers

New and gently used sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots being sought

GREENBURGH, N.Y., September 12, 2023 – A fall and winter clothing drive to help to help asylum-seekers housed in Westchester County to prepare for the approaching cooler weather will take place from Friday, September 15 through September 29.

A centralized drop-off location has been established at Greenburgh Town Hall located at 177 Hillside Avenue in Greenburgh, from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday only. Clothing items being sought are new or gently used fall and winter gear, including sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots.

Currently, there are approximately 70 asylum seekers residing at the Ardsley Acres Hotel Court. Those in Ardsley are all couples and families including 14 children ranging in age from five months to four-years old. There are approximately 130 asylum-seekers housed in neighboring Yonkers and White Plains.

More than a dozen local civic, educational and religious organizations have been donating gift cards, clothing, food deliveries, personal care items and other items and services. Hundreds of individuals from all over the county have donated much needed items.  

Volunteers are being sought to help sort and deliver the clothing items.

“So many people have opened their hearts and wallets to welcome and support our new asylum-seeking neighbors.  We hope that Ardsley is a model for how this country should treat people seeking a better life here in the United States.  Many of these folks arrived at our doorstep with just the clothing on their back and fully unprepared for New York State fall and winter weather,” said Nancy Kaboolian, Mayor of the Village of Ardsley. “Providing winter gear is an important humanitarian and person-to-person gesture that I’m sure many Westchester residents will be eager to support.”

Individuals offering to help sort and deliver should contact Paul Feiner at pfeiner@greenburghny.com, 914-989-1540; or Nancy Kaboolian at nkaboolian@ardsleyvillage.com, 914-693-1550.

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