The bins were packed to their edges with jackets, coats and vests which were all taken out, sorted and sent to several different charities.
—The bins were packed to their edges with jackets, coats and vests which were all taken out, sorted and sent to several different charities.
Altogether, Honesdale Rotary's "Winter Woolies" coat drive collected 185 pieces of winter wear.
"We sincerely thank the people who donated and the businesses that allowed us to put bins and boxes in their lobbies," said Sylvia Kingston, president Honesdale Rotary. "'Tis the season of giving, and so many people gave!"
Kingston said the recipient list expanded when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast.
"We decided to donate some of the winter wear to hurricane victims in Staten Island and New Jersey, along with local groups such as the Area Agency on Aging, Grace Episcopal Church and the local Salvation Army."
Local businesses that aided the collection included Apple Day Spa, Grace Episcopal Church, R3 Hardware, the Himalayan Institute and The Honesdale National Bank's Main Street branch.
Honesdale Rotary is part of Rotary International, a service club of business leaders with more than 1.2 million members worldwide.
The local club meets every Tuesday at noon at Cordaro's Restaurant in Honesdale. All are welcome.