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Winter Clothing Drive to Benefit Veterans in Need

Posted on October 26, 2021


State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) announced today that he is sponsoring a Veterans Day Donation Drive to benefit area veterans, women, and children in need this upcoming winter season. With colder temperatures on the way, Rep. Yaccarino is collecting donations of NEW thermal underwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, warm hats, gloves, and heavy winter socks (sizes medium and up preferred).

The donation drive begins November 1st and runs through December 3rd. On Saturday, December 4th  a drop off ceremony will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 76 located at 20 Church Street in North Haven. Donations of all items collected will be presented to The Columbus House in New Haven for distribution to veterans and individuals in need.

Donation Drop-off Locations include:

The American Legion, Post 76

20 Church Street – North Haven, CT

Love, Lera Bakery

344 Washington Avenue – North Haven, CT

Arnold’s Jewelers

117 Washington Avenue – North Haven, CT

DJ’s Cards & Comics

1 Lincoln Street – North Haven, CT (corner of Lincoln & Washington)

Yaccarino Automotive

319 Washington Avenue – North Haven

The mission of Columbus House is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter, housing, and by fostering personal growth and independence.

For more information, or if you would like to assist with the collection, please contact Rep. Yaccarino at 800-842-1423 or visit his Website at