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Sisterhood Coat Drive 2021
January 28, 2021 - February 6, 2021
Clothing charities are often referred to by the Hebrew term “gemach,”
which derives from the term “gemilut chasadin” or “acts of kindness.”
Even though this year’s Sisterhood Coat Drive will look a little different, we hope you are able to participate in this important act of kindness. This year we will NOT be accepting drop off items at Park East Synagogue, but we encourage you to drop off warm winter gear or schedule a pick up from one or more of the organizations below.
1. Project Machson
Other communities distribute the clothing directly to the needy, sometimes through mobile charities like Project Machson, also in New York City. Vans will pick up clothing (and furniture) and then deliver it to needy Jews in several neighborhoods in and around New York City. Project Machson (Met Council on Jewish Poverty). (212) 453-9525. Will accept clothes in good condition. Call ahead to Michael at (718) 459-6673. Drop-off location is at 168 39th Street, basement level in Brooklyn, NY.
2. United Jewish Council of the East Side, New York City
Thrift Store and Charity Information: Donate clothing, accessories, housewares, china, decorative items, furniture, or artwork to Vintage Thrift, the nonprofit thrift shop whose proceeds benefit the United Jewish Council of the East Side. Vintage Thrift offers free donation pick-ups for larger donations which include furniture, housewares, and certain other larger donations. Drop-off donations are always welcome during all business hours. Information about scheduling a donation pick-up can be found on Donation Town. Simply enter your zip code on the donation pick-up scheduling webpage! Your donations will help fund the great programs offered by the United Jewish Council of the East Side.
3. Young Israel of Brighton Beach
Will pick up clothing donations. 293 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Phone: (718) 385-5002
4. Ladies’ Clothing Gemach of Flatbush
Clothing in beautiful and new condition. Phone: (718) 377-8270 Call after 6:00 pm