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Suffolk Legislator Robert Trotta Holds a Coat and Blanket Drive for Every Child’s Dream

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Legislator Trotta is collecting gently used or new coats, jackets, hats, gloves and scarves for all ages and genders.

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Smithtown, NY - November 28, 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta is supporting Every Child’s Dream, which provides assistance for the county’s homeless children and their families. Legislator Trotta is collecting gently used or new coats, jackets, hats, gloves and scarves for children, men and women, as well as blankets  to be distributed to those in need.

Legislator Trotta said, “During these hard economic times it is incumbent upon all of us to help our fellow neighbor.” Coats and other outerwear accessories and blankets will be collected at Legislator Trotta’s district office, 59 Landing Avenue in Smithtown, from Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm, until December 9.

For directions or questions, please call Legislator Trotta’s office at 854-3900.

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