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Dinolfo Kicks-Off 13th Annual “Coats For Seniors” Program

Dinolfo Kicks-Off 13th Annual “Coats For Seniors” Program

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo today was joined by County Legislature President Anthony Daniele, County Clerk Adam Bello, as well as representatives from Medical Motors, the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly (GRAPE) and Colony Dry Cleaners to kick-off the thirteenth annual “Coats for Seniors” program.  The initiative, sponsored by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and Medical Motors, will once again collect and distribute donated winter coats to seniors in need throughout Monroe County.

“I’m proud to announce the kick-off to this annual program which provides much needed coats to our seniors,” said Dinolfo. “The kindness of Monroe County residents is seen throughout the year and continues during the holiday season. It’s incredibly heartwarming to know that our community continues to give back and support those in need.”

Donations of new and gently-used, adult-sized coats will be accepted on weekdays between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at participating senior centers.  Donation boxes will also be set up in the atrium of the Monroe County Office Building, located downtown at 39 West Main Street; the Monroe County Office for the Aging at Monroe Community Hospital, located at 435 East Henrietta Road; Monroe County DMV locations, Greece Ridge Mall at 152 Greece Ridge Center Drive, 2199 E Henrietta Rd and 545 Titus Avenue; and Colony Dry Cleaners, located at 695 Howard Road in Gates. The program runs from November 18, 2016 to January 9, 2017.

“As the cold weather approaches, I look forward to again witnessing the spirit of giving in our great community,” said Daniele. “Over the years, this program has highlighted the generosity of Monroe County residents and has made a true difference to thousands of members throughout Monroe County.”

The Monroe County Coats for Seniors program has collected over 6,000 coats which have been generously donated by local residents. At the end of the program, any additional coats that have not been selected by a senior will be donated to local shelters and clothing closets. 
   
For more information on the “Coats for Seniors” program, please contact the Monroe County Office for the Aging at 753-6280.  A list of participating senior centers is available on the Monroe County website at www.monroecounty.gov. Seniors interested in receiving a coat can call the Monroe County Office for the Aging at 753-6280 or any participating senior center to make arrangements. 

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