Cornell and Ithaca area communities can help others cope with oncoming cold weather by contributing new and gently used winterwear and blankets to the 24th Annual “Share the Warmth” campaign.
The drive, scheduled to run Sunday, November 6 through Tuesday, December 13, is open to Ithaca College, TC3, and Cornell University students, faculty, and staff, as well as Ithaca area residents. Winterwear can be new or gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, snow boots, snow pants, and other cold-weather articles that may be dropped off at numerous locations. The community is in greatest need of winter gear for children.
Collection boxes will be located as follows:
Cornell University: all undergraduate residence halls and community centers, all graduate housing service centers, Mann Library, Anabel Taylor Hall, East Hill Plaza, Humphreys Service Building, Day Hall, Statler Hall, Weill Hall, and Willard Straight Hall.
Ithaca College: Campus Center Lobby
Tompkins County: Agway True Value Home Center, Cayuga Mall; Gateway Commons, 311 E. Green Street; Gimme! Coffee, 506 W. State Street; Island Health & Fitness, West End & Community Corners; Kendal at Ithaca; P&C Fresh; Triphammer Marketplace near Ithaca Bakery; Wegmans; YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County; Rite Aid, Dryden; Trumansburg ShurSave
All donations from the Cornell campus will be collected through Campus Life and Cornell volunteers. Distribution to the community will occur through the Samaritan Center of Catholic Charities from December 1 through December 12, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
For specific box locations within buildings on campus, please call 607-255-1202. For other questions or general information, please contact Karen Brown, Cornell’s Share the Warmth Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.