It’s the time of year when we all turn our thoughts to what we are thankful for. At Onward Healthcare, we are thankful for so many things, including the opportunity to host a Coat Drive at the Onward Headquarters office in Wilton, CT for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. It’s our chance to open our hearts and our winter wardrobes to help make the Thanksgiving holiday a little warmer for those who are less fortunate.
For the second year in a row, members of the Onward Healthcare and Onward Search teams filled the bins below with coats, hats, scarves, gloves and any other outerwear items they could offer.
The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is dedicated to fighting poverty from the inside out and assists the hungry, homeless and addicted all year long through educational programs, counseling and case management. Before and during the holiday season however, the Mission organizes special efforts, like the Coat Drive, to ensure everyone across Fairfield County, CT can have a warm and happy Thanksgiving.
Donna Romano, Communications Manager for the Mission (left), was happy to show us the coat staging area at the Mission where donations were being prepped for their excited new owners to take them home. The racks below, filled with coats for women and girls, represent only a portion of the outerwear items on display, which is only part of what the Mission collects. Donations of turkey’s and canned goods are welcomed as well to bring true Thanksgiving dinners to tables across the area.
We were thrilled by the donations this year and want to thank every one who contributed to the Coat drive for their generosity. Hopefully the Onward Healthcare Coat Drive has inspired you to share your own good fortune with others. If you’re interested in helping the Bridgeport Rescue Mission make the holidays a little brighter, please visit their website, http://www.bridgeportrescuemission.org, for more information.
To all of our friends, family, coworkers, clients and candidates across the country, everyone here at Onward Healthcare wishes you a very happy, healthy and warm Thanksgiving holiday!