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Coat drive to be aided by MCVTS dry-cleaning students

Coat drive to be aided by MCVTS dry-cleaning students
Students in the dry-cleaning program on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools once again will prepare donated coats for distribution to the needy during a community-wide drive.
New or gently used coats collected during the drive – from Nov. 6 through Nov. 17 – will be brought to the East Brunswick Campus for cleaning. The students in the dry-cleaning program are in the MCVTS School of Career Development.
In addition to the East Brunswick Campus, coats will be collected at the following locations: East Brunswick Township offices, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; East Brunswick Recreation and Parks Department, 350 Dunhams Corner Road, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Alternative Integrated Medical Services, 150A Tices Lane, East Brunswick, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon; and Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, weekdays, 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Leather or suede coats will not be accepted.
The drive also is being supported by the East Brunswick Education Association and the East Brunswick School District.
The coats will be distributed beginning the week of Dec. 4 at Community of Hope Ministries in Spotswood, Women Aware in New Brunswick, FISH in Piscataway, and at local food banks. Coats also will be provided to students at the Edison Job Corps site and the Rescue Mission of Trenton. The Anshe Emeth Youth Group will deliver the coats to homeless men and women in New York City on Jan. 14.
The East Brunswick Public Works Department is providing containers for the collection sites.
For additional information, call Shari Levy of the AIMS Clinic at (732) 238-2944.