Newark school delivers free winter clothing to residents in need
A Newark school transformed into a Macy’s show room with free coats, gloves, scarves and face masks Saturday ahead of another storm.
The Brick Education Network, Macy’s and United Postal Service partnered for the event that took place at the Community Charter School on Clinton Avenue.
A total of 2,500 free coats and 7,500 face masks were available for residents in need.
“COVID has affected communities across the United States in different ways,” says Founder and CEO of Brick Education Network Dominque Lee. “We want to support the community in the best way that we can.”
Other volunteers say delivering coats to children in need is “really, really heartwarming.”
Everyone’s temperature was taken at the door before they went inside and only 15 people are allowed in the pop-up show room at a time.
A total of 300 families grabbed winter gear on Saturday, just in time for a “code blue” weather alert in Newark. Temperatures are expected to be very cold next week as well.