Orange County businesses offer free items in exchange for coats

A group of Newburgh businesses and organizations are teaming up again for a great cause as we head into the colder months and holiday season. Back for 2022, the Newburgh Armory has announced plans for the annual holiday coat drive, with a little help from neighboring businesses and friends Newburgh Brewing Company and Billy Joe’s Ribworks. Last year over 700 donations were made during the event, and it’s time again for the Hudson Valley to step in to help keep others warm this winter.

Newburgh Armory, Newburgh Brewing and Billy Joe’s Ribworks team up again for holiday coat drive

Officially underway for 2022, the Annual Holiday Coat Drive is run by the Newburgh Armory, the Newburgh Brewing Company and Billy Joe’s Ribworks. The event runs from now until Dec. 11 with multiple Orange County-based donation sites. All donations received from this year’s campaign will benefit the Newburgh Armory Unity Center, “which aims to be an effective agent of change for residents of the City of Newburgh and the Greater Newburgh City School District.”

Paul Halayko, President and COO of Newburgh Brewing Company, shared the following about this year’s annual coat drive:

We know that many families are struggling. And if a warm new coat can help ease even a little of that struggle, then we want to do everything we can to help. And Billy Joe’s Ribworks feels exactly the same. A warm coat this winter can make all the difference for so many families in need.

Here’s how and where to donate a coat

There are several ways people can donate a coat that will help warm someone who needs a little help this year, and even get you a little something in return:

  • Drop off at Newburgh Armory Unit Center (321 William Street South
    Newburgh, NY 12550)
  • Drop off at Billy Joe’s Ribworks (26 Front Street Newburgh, NY 12550)
    • Every donation at Billy Joe’s will receive an order of FREE fried pickles!
  • Deposit at Newburgh Brewing Company (88 South Colden Street, Newburgh, NY 12550)
    • Every donation to Newburgh Brewing will receive a free pint of beer!
  • Leave your coat donation at the address you have your Newburgh Brewing Company beer delivered to and they’ll pick up the donation AND leave you a free 16oz pint glass (just let Newburgh Brewing know you’re donating when you place your order)

To find out more about the Newburgh Armory and their involvement opportunities and services, Click here.

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