Sen. Napoleon Harris

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Napoleon Harris III (D-Chicago) will help Will County residents stay warm during the winter by partnering with fellow lawmakers to launch a winter clothing drive.

The Winter Clothing Drive will be from Nov. 25 to Dec. 13. Local and state elected officials will work with State Senator Jenifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) to provide organizations throughout the region with the necessary goods that benefit Will County residents.

“I’m honored to join my colleagues to make sure residents of Will County have access to warm clothing during these extreme winter months,” Harris said. “Winters in the Midwest are brutal and people need warm gear to be able to withstand the cold weather.”

Organizations are in need of all sizes of gently used or new winter gear including coats, socks, sweatshirts, scarves, gloves and more.

“As temperatures continue to drop this winter season, our neighbors, veterans and children will need the proper gear to stay warm,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I’m spearheading this warm clothing drive to help ensure no one goes cold during these winter months. If you have coats, gloves, hats or sweatshirts laying around the house, please consider donating them.”

Harris urges residents to drop off donations at the following sites:

  • State Senator Michael E. Hastings’ Office (20855 S. LaGrange Rd., Suite 102, Frankfort)
  • State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant’s Office (15300 Rt. 59, Unit 202, Plainfield)
  • State Senator Napoleon Harris’ Office (1350 E. Sibley Blvd., Suite 403, Dolton)
  • State Senator John Curran’s Office (7501 Lemont Rd., Suite 315G, Woodridge)
  • State Senator Patrick Joyce’s Office (270 Main St., Park Forest)
  • State Senator Pat McGuire’s Office (16151 Weber Rd., Suite 103, Crest Hill)
  • State Senator Sue Rezin’s Office (1421 N. Division St., Morris)
  • Plainfield Village Hall (24401 W. Lockport St., Plainfield)
  • Channahon Village Hall (24555 S. Navajo Dr., Channahon)
  • Romeoville Village Hall (1050 Romeo Rd., Romeoville)
  • Crest Hill City Hall (1610 Plainfield Rd., Crest Hill)
  • Mokena Village Hall (11004 Carpenter St., Mokena)
  • Wilmington City Hall (1165 S. Water St., Wilmington)
  • Rockdale Village Hall (79 Moen Ave., Rockdale)
  • Lockport City Hall (222 E. 9th St., Lockport)
  • Manhattan Village Hall (260 Market Pl., Manhattan)
  • Joliet City Hall (150 W. Jefferson St., Joliet)

The winter clothing drive will benefit the Will County Veterans’ Assistance Commission and other organizations in the region.