PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The holiday season is quickly approaching and it is a time for giving. A local non-profit helps provide clothing for Care and Concern Clothes Closet and Luzerne County Children & Youth local shelters for women and children.
The Greater Pittston Santa Squad began holding their clothing drive on September 14th and will continue to collect donations until October 12th. The operation began in 2018 to help clothe children during the colder months.
The organization is accepting new and gently used clothing and pajamas for newborns to young adults.
In years past, drop off locations were in local businesses such as restaurants and stores. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization was unsure what stores would be open, so they asked local fire departments to become drop-off locations.
There are nine drop off locations this year:
- Dupont Volunteer Fire Department
- Exeter Hose Company
- Germania Hose Company
- Hughestown Fire Department
- Laflin Volunteer Fire Company
- Pittston City Fire Department
- Pittston Twp. Volunteer Fire Company
- West Pittston Community Ambulance/CHEMS
- West Pittston Hose Company
Greater Pittston Santa Squad also holds a toy drive around Thanksgiving.