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News from the Supervisor


For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release

December 28, 2009





(New City, NY) - Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack announced today that this winter's Coats for Kids Program generated approximately 500 coats. 


"For the 20th year in a row Rockland residents again opened their hearts to help those in need," said Supervisor Gromack.


The Coats for Kids Program started on November 16, 2009 and ran until December 18, 2009.  Thanks to media sponsors Rockland Review and 100.7 WHUD, for those five weeks all of Rockland County heard the appeal for new and nearly new coats of all sizes.


"In that time, not only coats but sweaters and clothes were brought into participating dry-cleaners, who cleaned the coats for free before being delivered to not-for-profit agencies around Rockland," stated Supervisor Gromack. 


Supervisor Gromack extends his many thanks and appreciation on behalf of over 500 people who are warmer this winter because of the generosity of Rocklanders. 


"I wish to thank the dry cleaners, who donated their services by cleaning the coats, and the distribution centers who saw to it that the coats got to those in need," expressed Supervisor Gromack. 


This years’ list of participating dry-cleaners included:



June French Cleaners                                                              

4 Old Haverstraw Rd.                                                             


NEW CITY:                                                                          

Touch of Class                                                                                   

377 South Main Street                                                            



Tiffany Cleaners

100 No. Middletown Road     



Personal Touch Cleaners

301A North Main Street


Tiffany Cleaners                                

6B Red Schoolhouse Road



Bon Aire Cleaners

20 Route 59


Montebello Cleaners

19 Indian Rock Shopping Center


The distribution centers included:


Haverstraw:                                                   Spring Valley:

Community Action Program                           Community Action Program

37 Clove Avenue                                            176 North Main Street

429-9241                                                         352-4167


DSS Haverstraw Clothing Depot                   Martin Luther King Center

            Hudson Avenue                                              110 Bethune Boulevard

429-0235                                                         425-8910



People-to-People of Rockland

121 West Nyack Road



The Supervisor also thanked The Byne Group and New Born Printing for the design of the promotional material and printing of the posters, free of charge.  Supervisor Gromack extended a special appreciation to the Florian Association of Rockland County (a group of active and retired firefighters) and personnel at Tutor Time Child Care Learning Centers who volunteered their time and effort. 


"An extra special thanks goes to the residents of Rockland County who donated coats, which they no longer used, and allowed for those in need to benefit from them," concluded Supervisor Gromack.


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