The Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Clarksburg Closet, is hosting a Community Coat Drive to collect coats for our Upcounty families in need. This is a drive up event - masks are required and there may or may not be a need to get out of your vehicle.
The pandemic has put a tremendous strain on many of our neighbors and with winter coming, we want to make sure that those who need a coat can get a coat. Coats from this drive will go directly back into our community thanks to the good folks at Clarksburg Closet.
We need coats for all ages (babies on up to Grandma & Grandpa), please make sure your coats are:
- Clean - no stains, holes, pet hair
- ?Gently used? - in a condition that you would want to wear
- Zippers, hoodies, drawstrings, buttons, velcro etc? in good working order
Clarksburg Closet has been our "Go-To" community closet during the pandemic - serving families in need all over the Upcounty - well beyond the Clarksburg area. They've been closed to the public due to COVID - but they've been working harder than ever filling requests from local crisis agencies such as The Upcounty Hub at BlackRock, Parent Coordinators for MCPS, as well as case workers at Identity. Our drive for coats will allow all of these agencies the
opportunity to give coats directly to those in need right here in our Upcounty community.
An additional ask - 90% of clothing requests are for children, specifically toddlers, pre-schoolers, and babies. If you have clothing for these ages and are winter appropriate - we have children who could use them.
NOTE: We are hosting two coat drives on the same day, the other one is in Montgomery Village from 8a - 11a at Covenant United Methodist Church at 20301 Pleasant Ridge Dr, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 - Tell a Friend!