(Rochester, NY) – This year’s Salvation Army of Greater Rochester Project Bundle Up will take place on Saturday, October 20 at three area JCPenney stores. The program, now in its 15th year, will provide 300 coats to children from low income families. The children go shopping with more than 250 community volunteers to pick out a coat to keep them warm during the winter months.
“Often times, because of economic circumstances, these children receive hand-me-down or second-hand clothing,” said Major Judy Hart, Divisional Director of Shared Ministry of the Finger Lakes Region for The Salvation Army. “Project Bundle Up is a unique opportunity as the children get to pick out a brand new coat in the color and style that they choose.”
This program would not be possible without the hundreds of community volunteers offering their help, as well as donations from a number of organizations and individuals.
Volunteers come from local businesses, colleges, schools, various community organizations and civic clubs, and include Salvation Army staff and officers who give of their time on the day of the event. Major funding for this Project Bundle Up program is provided by the Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust and American Packaging Corporation.
To volunteer for this year’s Project Bundle Up, contact Robert Barlow at (585) 987-9500 x2320 or at Robert.Barlow@USE.SalvationArmy.org.