WARMINSTER, PA - The Ann's Choice community collected over 300 warm coats during a one-day coat drive to benefit the United Way of Bucks County on Monday.
This is the first year Ann's Choice began this collection in conjunction with the United Way, however, the retirement community has a long-standing tradition of work the benevolent non-profit organization. The coats will now be distributed to local agencies throughout the county including homeless shelters.
"I was cleaning out my coat closet and couldn't believe how much was in there so I approached Rich Haddon (Ann's Choice pastoral ministries manager) and we came up with the idea of a coat drive," said Grace Reeves, an Ann's Choice resident. "I was flabbergasted that there were that many coats collected, and I want to thank the people of Ann's Choice for being so generous."
Ann's Choice Executive Director Chris Donati said, "Many of our residents are cognizant of the needs of the community and partner in various ways to assist the needy. This particular endeavor underscores how the Ann's Choice family is committed towards working to achieving a common goal which is to provide sustainable support and build long-lasting relationships."
"The residents and staff of Ann's Choice pride themselves on lending a helping hand to those who need a little extra help wherever and whenever possible," said Richard Haddon. "With that being said, we were pleasantly surprised by the outpouring of coats we received for this collection."
This past summer, Ann's Choice hosted the program Bucks Knocks Out Hunger with The United Way of Bucks County. Hundreds of volunteers from all over the county came to the community to pack up tens of thousands of meals for the county's hungry.
About Ann's Choice: Ann's Choice is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. The scenic 103 acre campus is located in Warminster, Pennsylvania and is home to more than 2,000 residents. Ann's Choice is a greater Bucks County retirement destination offering an exciting alternative to typical retirement, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.
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