Gary Barbera’s Coats for Kids is it’s the Annual Gary Barbera’s Coats for Kids in Collaboration with the Office of PA State Representative Jared Solomon Winter Warm-up
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Event: Gary Barbera’s Coats for Kids Distribution
School: Carnell Elementary (in the Auditorium)
Location: 1100 Devereaux Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 3PM – 4PM
Gary Barbera’s Coats for Kids Kicked off it’s Annual Distribution with a Commitment of over 1,000 Warm Winter Coats for Philadelphia Children to Help Meet the Growing Need
Gary Barbera’s on the Boulevard and their BarberaCares Programs Kicked off their Annual Gary Barbera’s Coats for Kids Distribution. Next stop Laura H. Carnell Elementary School, the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. New warm winter coats for children who need them. The BarberaCares Program is delighted to provide volunteer hours and have already purchased over 1,000 warm winter coats to distribute to local Philadelphia School District gradeschools as thoughtfully chosen by the office of PA State Representative Jared Solomon.
The Gary Barbera’s Coats for Kids is the highlight of their holiday BarberaCares Programs for the surrounding communities. The mission of Gary Barbera’s Coats for Kids is to once again distribute as many new winter coats as possible to keep up with the ever growing need. It’s more than a coat it’s hope while providing warmth and self-confidence to a child who needs it in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
1 out of 6 children in Pennsylvania live in poverty and warm winter coats are a necessity not a luxury. This community integration is important to the BarberaCares Program to assist their community by gifts in action. It’s more than just a donation every year this is near and dear to the Barbera family and employee’s hearts. For families that are financially struggling, new coats are not easy to come by. Other necessities such as housing, medical care, utilities, and food take precedence over brand new clothing. Gary Barbera remarks, “It’s a privilege for BarberaCares to be able to come to the schools, meet the families and help the children select the coat they want. The gratitude and smiles on their faces is heart-melting.”