At the beginning of the year we received a call from a local organization called Heart of Gloucester County, that had an abundant supply of coats to donate and wanted to know if we were interested. Yes! We scooped them up and offered them to our Food Distribution guests at our February distribution. Coats of all sizes for adults and children...they loved them...this was the jump-start we were waiting for! You see, the vision for the South Jersey Dream Center is to not only provide food, but also clothing, baby items, and small household items. These four groups make up what we call "The Marketplace". With the addition of clothing, we are half way there. In March, more clothing items were randomly donated by individuals and the ball really started rolling. We made a connection with Plato's Closet in Deptford in April, who is now donating to us all the items they receive that don't quite match their clientele. Also on board are local schools who accumulate a tremendous amount of Lost and Found items that never get claimed. We now have pick up dates scheduled throughout the school year. We are absolutely thrilled with this new endeavor, and grateful for our local partners helping local families. If you or your company would like to donate clothes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!