ELIZABETH – For the second year in a row, Elizabeth Public School students who are in need of a warm coat will be receiving one thanks to a collaborative effort between the New Jersey State Troopers and the Elizabeth Public Schools.
The Marshall C. Brown Chapter of the National Black State Trooper Coalition of the NJ State Police has been running the coat drive in the cities of Newark, Irvington, Camden, and Trenton for several years. The coalition uses donations from State Troopers, community members, local faith groups, and local businesses. They then purchase new coats at a substantial discount from local Elizabeth businesses, including KidsTown USA and Old Navy in the Jersey Gardens Mall.
On Friday, Dec. 21, representatives of the New Jersey State Troopers will join representatives from Elizabeth Public Schools in distributing the coats to students at their respective schools.
Connect with NJTODAY.NET
Join NJTODAY.NET's free Email List to receive occasional updates delivered right to your email address!