Author: Laura Hourigan
Winter weather is upon us, and the State Capitol Police want to make sure that no one gets left out in the cold and are, instead, giving out warm winter clothing to those in need.
The “Giving the Gift of Warmth” clothing drive, which ran from Thanksgiving to the end of 2022, collected new and gently used adult and kids winter clothing to help keep people in the community warm this winter.
Collection boxes were set up in several locations in downtown Raleigh, including the State Capitol Police station, Department of Public Instruction, Department of Revenue and the Bath building.
Due to so many generous donations, the department was able to collect 175 shirts, 129 jackets, 88 pairs of pants, 43 pairs of socks, 30 pairs of shoes, 25 hats, 22 scarfs, five blankets, five pairs of gloves and one robe. The donations have been distributed to those in need at Moore Square in downtown Raleigh, several bus stops and added to the First Baptist Church of Raleigh’s clothing closet.