Students prepare winter coats for distribution

Winter coats for the homeless will be collected through Jan. 5 in East Brunswick and New Brunswick, and Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools (MCVTS) students are ready to clean them for distribution.

Dry-cleaning students in the School of Career Development will prepare the coats, which will be delivered to homeless men and women on the streets of New York City on Jan. 18. The dry-cleaning will be supervised by teacher Thomas Grimaldi.

New or like-new winter coats — excluding leather and suede coats — may be dropped off at the following locations:

 East Brunswick Municipal Building, 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays

 East Brunswick Recreation, Parks and Community Services, 334 Dunhams Corner Road, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays  Alternative Integrated Medical Services (AIMS Clinic), 150-A Tices Lane, East Brunswick, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday

 Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays

The annual Winter Coat Drive is being sponsored by East Brunswick; East Brunswick Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services; Integrated Medical Services; Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple Youth Group; and School of Career Development on the MCVTS East Brunswick Campus.

For more information, contact Shari Levy at 732-238-2944.