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Syracuse Community Invited to Donate Winter Wear to Local Residents in Need With Operation Orange Warmup Jan. 15-21
Continuing the spirit of giving after the holiday season, Syracuse University is partnering with several Central New York nonprofit organizations for Operation Orange Warmup, a collection drive for warm winter outdoor wear to help individuals and families in need in our local community.
Donations of new (and clean, nearly new) winter coats, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and boots in all styles and sizes will be collected at the Syracuse men’s basketball game vs. Florida State on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 3 p.m. Bins will be placed at nine gates at the stadium to collect items. Following the game, Hendricks Chapel will serve as an alternate drop-off site through Jan. 21 for faculty, staff and students who wish to contribute to this effort.
“As an integral member of the Central New York community, Syracuse University is proud to partner with community agencies to help ensure our friends and neighbors do not go without the warm clothing they need this winter,” says Dr. Ruth Chen, professor of practice in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, who helped establish Operation Orange Warmup. “We mustn’t let our charitable giving diminish after the December holidays, especially considering the great need in our communities as we continue to live amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Operation Orange Warmup is a chance to keep the spirit of generosity and caring for one another going well into the new year.”
Partner agencies include InterFaith Works, the Rescue Mission, YWCA, North Side Learning Center, Catholic Charities and others. Collected items will be distributed by these organizations across Central New York after Jan. 21. Members of the campus community who have a personal need for donated winter gear may contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through the generosity of Orange fans, we can share the warmth this winter!
For further information, visit the follow up story “Hoping for a ‘Robust Response,’ Operation Orange Warmup to Launch Saturday to Benefit Community Members in Need This Winter.”