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Members Help AAA Collect Over 3,000 Items in Warm-Clothing Drive

The AAA Northeast warm-clothing drive, held Nov. 18 to Dec. 31, was a success thanks to the generosity of members and employees alike.

Members filled collection boxes at AAA branches with more than 2,500 coats, sweaters, scarves, mittens, socks, shoes and other cold-weather gear to be donated to those in need within their local communities. In addition, AAA Northeast employees filled more than 30 boxes with about 600 donations.

  • Farmingdale, N.Y.

Members who visited the AAA Whitestone, N.Y., branch were especially generous.

Marsha Kolomick, manager of branch sales and service in Whitestone, said many of the 189 items collected were from a member whose knitting and crocheting group took on the cause. And, there was a tremendous response from the surrounding community.

“We put signs in the neighboring businesses. The pizza place next door does a lot of business. So does the bakery nearby. It seemed like the community got involved whenever they saw the signs,” Marsha said.

The branch had a few charitable initiatives happening at the same time, including adopt-a-family and toy drives, and all of them did well.

“We would like to thank everyone for coming together and making this warm-clothing drive a huge success! Your efforts in this drive are directly helping the communities where your branches provide services,” said Rick Del Nero, vice president of branch operations for AAA Northeast.

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