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Collecting Winter Coats to Benefit Local Community – Syracuse University News


Operation Orange Warmup graphic--coat, hat and mittens

To assist individuals and families who are in need of winter outerwear, Syracuse University is again partnering with InterFaith Works of Central New York and Hendricks Chapel for Operation Orange Warmup.

The coat collection drive will take place at the Syracuse men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 27, versus North Carolina State. As attendees arrive for the 7 p.m. tipoff, they can bring with them new or gently used (like new) coats. Donation bins will be placed strategically around the JMA Wireless Dome at gates A, B, C, D, E, F, M and N.

“No one should go without the warm clothing they need for the winter months,” says Dr. Ruth Chen, professor of practice in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, who helped establish the Operation Orange Warmup initiative. “Syracuse University is proud to partner with Interfaith Works and Hendricks Chapel to ensure not only the needs of our campus community but also the broader Syracuse community are met.”

Student volunteers from groups across the University will help with the collection effort. Additionally, members of the JMA Dome staff will manage the sorting and laundering of the donations.

If you are not planning on attending the game but want to donate, collection bins for coats will be available starting Tuesday, Jan. 23, through Friday, Jan. 26, at Hendricks Chapel, the Schine Student Center on main campus, Goldstein Student Center on South Campus and the Nancy Cantor Warehouse.

Members of the campus community who have a personal need for donated winter coats may contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901 or chapel@syr.edu.

Through the generosity of Orange fans and the entire Syracuse University community, we can share the warmth with those in need this winter!



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