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During January 2022, NAPO-CT celebrates GO! Month (Get Organized Month) and this time we are are organizing a COAT DRIVE.

Similar to last year’s food drive, our efforts will be local, so that we can reach as many different parts of Connecticut as possible.

Our goal is to collect and distribute 500 Coats throughout Connecticut. That’s a lot for a 40+ member chapter, but we’re AMAZING.  So we can do it!

Here’s what to do:

1. Collect gently used coats from your clients, friends, and family.

2. Make a Facebook post. To save time, you can just attach the Coat Drive logo and copy and paste the following:

Where? We come to you! Just give me a place and a time and I will pick up your generous donation and deliver it to where it is needed most.

When? Now until January 31, 2022.

Who? We are professional organizers with NAPO-CT and we are celebrating January 2022 Get Organized Month by organizing a Coat Drive.

Please let me know if you’ve got coats!

Many thanks, [your name]”

Got a better message? Use it!  But get the message out there ASAP. We’ve got a lot of coats to collect!

3. Find an organization near you that is collecting coats.

a. CLICK HERE for a general map of local resources throughout Connecticut.

b. This is a map put out by One Warm Coat.

Note: If you are in the New Haven area, One Warm Coat identified this location as being in particular need this winter:

Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services
235 Nicoll St Fl 2, New Haven, CT 06511-2670
(203) 562-2095

4. Print the NAPO-CT Coat Drive sign.

5. COUNT your collected coats and bring them and the sign to your local organization.

6. Take a selfie PHOTO (or get some help) of YOU with your sign in front of your coat donation at your local collection facility.

7. Email or text your PHOTO to Emily Maiocco along with your coat count, so that she can post our efforts on social media about the need for warm coats in Connecticut and NAPO-CT’s effort to help.

Please feel free to share any questions or ideas with Matt Baier.

In the meantime, please keep an eye out for unneeded coats. They will be very needed elsewhere by January!

Many thanks,

Matt Baier, NAPO-CT Immediate Past President

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