SCCDP's First Annual Coat Drive a Success!
The Santa Clara County Democratic Party's First Annual Coat Drive proved to be a resounding success. Launched in early December to commemorate the Party's new Downtown San Jose headquarters, Democratic clubs, community activists and volunteers collected over 1200 coats in just four weeks to distribute to those in need. The coats were provided to Santa Maria Urban Ministries, which serves the homeless and hungry in San Jose's inner city.
Coats were collected in schools, at Christmas and holiday parties, and from those who simply visited our headquarters looking for a way to make a difference. There are over 7000 homeless individuals on any given night in San Jose. We won't solve that problem alone, but those who joined our Holiday Coat Drive can find some satisfaction in knowing that someone in need will be a little warmer tonight.
While the coat drive officially ended January 4, coats are still trickling in. If you have new or gently used coats left over from the holidays, don't worry about missing a deadline! We will continue to accept and distribute any coats we receive. Bring them by our headquarters at 25 N. 14th Street (corner Santa Clara); give us a call at 1-408-445-9500 if you have any questions or need more information.