“Keep Those Donations Coming!” LPI Continues Collection for Homeless

Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) is continuing its collection of warm clothing and toiletry items for the homeless, including coats, as the weather has continued to remain chilly this past week, particularly the nights.
Earlier this week, LPI founder and director Jeff  “the Coat Guy” Friedman and volunteers Stephen Greenberg and Neil Greco made a huge delivery of coats, family clothing and shoes to its long-time distribution partner, the Willing Heart Community Care Center in Newark. “The sheer volume of Livingston’s continued generosity required several volunteer vehicles,” noted Friedman.
The items went directly to Willing Heart’s Boutique, which offers no-cost family shopping for the homeless and those living below the poverty line all year ’round.
Willing Heart volunteer Lisa Cherokee Raine Booker asked Friedman to pass on the agency’s gratitude to the LPI donors. “The ladies of the Willing Heart Community Care Center Boutique thank everyone for the great amount of donations that you have blessed us with – blessings that enable us to bless others,” she said. The “ladies” she referenced sort donations each week for the boutique.
“It’s always fun delivering to Willing Heart, especially when the ladies are working,” Friedman told her.
Travel-sized toiletries, diapers, cosmetics, men’s dress attire and more may be dropped during business hours at the offices of the West Essex Tribune, 495 South Livingston Avenue, next to ShopRite. While the weather remains cool, winter coats, gloves, scarves, and hats will continue to be collected as well.
In addition, tax deductible, monetary donations can be accepted by the 501(c)3 charitable organization directly on Paypal at paypal.me/lpinj or by mail to Livingston Philanthropies Inc., PO Box 247, Livingston, NJ 07039.”

Photo:     Willing Heart Community Center volunteers Carla and Lisa, and LPI director Jeff “the Coat Guy” Friedman, are shown here during a delivery to the Newark agency.                 Neil Greco Photo

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