In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, the College Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities Operations staff sponsored a coat drive from Dec. 10-18 in an effort to help individuals and organizations in need.
Mike Malloy, director of Environmental Health and Safety, said members of the campus community responded amazingly and donated 175 winter coats in drop-boxes located across campus.
The donated coats will benefit the college’s Mid-Hudson Migrant Education Outreach Program and the Hudson River Psychiatric Center.
“We definitely are satisfying two agencies in the Hudson Valley and we have many children’s coats that we are going to donate to kids and Family of New Paltz,” said Malloy.
Gloves and sweaters were also donated and will be distributed among the organizations as well, he added.
Kay Mitchell of the Mid-Hudson Migrant Education Outreach Program said that they continue to be appreciative of the College’s support and the items will be used by migrant families within the six-county area.
“We have relied on the campus for many years and whenever we have families in need they always come through for us,” said Mitchell. “The college community is so generous.”