The Providence Bruins, RIPTA and Liberty Tax Service offices across Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts are sponsoring a “Stuff the Bus” Winter Coat Drive to benefit the Providence Corps of the Salvation Army.
Coat collections began on Thursday, January 2 at participating Liberty Tax offices in Providence, Woonsocket, Smithfield, East Providence, Middletown, Bristol, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Seekonk, Coventry, Wakefield, North Kingstown, North Providence and Warwick, and will continue through Friday, January 24th.
“It was a great joy when Liberty Tax’s Steven DeMedeiros asked me to help with their coat drive. That morning, as I looked out my window, I could see many homeless people who had come for our meal program, standing outside, cold and exhausted from the winter weather,” said Major Robert Kountz, Corps Commander of the Providence Salvation Army Citadel. “In fact, that very day we just purchased 500 hats, gloves and scarfs, to distribute to people to help them stay warm this winter. We’re thrilled to have the Providence Bruins, RIPTA and Liberty Tax collect coats for us this winter.”
“RIPTA is excited to partner with the Providence Bruins, Liberty Tax and the Salvation Army for their coat drive,” said Dan Bannister, RIPTA Marketing & Outreach Manager. “It’s definitely nice to help give the gift of a warm jacket during this winter season.”
The Providence Bruins, RIPTA and Liberty Tax will also collect coats for the Salvation Army at the P-Bruins game against the St. John’s Icecaps on Friday, January 24. Starting at 5:00 p.m., fans will have the opportunity drop off their coats at a RIPTA Shuttle Bus that will be parked at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in LaSalle Square. Fans bringing coats will get to have their pictures taken with Liberty Tax’s giant mascot and Commander Kountz of the Salvation Army.
Liberty Tax will have 15 Liberty Wavers at the game on Friday January 24 – one for each Rhode Island office and hand out 1,500 Liberty crowns to P-Bruins fans that night.
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2775 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914