14 October 2013 Sarah Argue

Care for Real Coat Drive

A small ask from our CEO's daughter, Bella Muscarello. If you can be of help, please let us know!

Care for Real Coat Drive

at MarkITX October 21-25th

Dear Friends,

As most of you know, I have left the brick and mortar elementary school I have attended for the past 7 years to attend a virtual school that would allow me the flexibility to participate in the Elite program at IK Gymnastics.  Things are going well and I am adjusting to the new schedule, but I am realizing now, that I am missing certain aspects of my old school, including the “built in” opportunities to volunteer to help those less fortunate.  Especially now that the holidays are approaching, I would like to continue to do my part and give back to the community.  To do so, I have chosen to organize a coat drive for neighbors in need and my dad has generously offered to allow me to collect coats at MarkITX.

All gently used coats, hats, scarves & gloves collected will be donated to clients of Care for Real, a neighboring food pantry. Clients include seniors on fixed incomes that haven't kept pace with inflation, people who have lost their jobs or their overtime and can no longer make ends meet, refugees who are trying to make a new start in this country never experiencing winter before and families who can't stretch their paychecks to cover all their costs. They are of every race, religion, age and educational background. Approximately 60% of those they help are either seniors or children under the age of 18.

Please join me and help to make a difference by donating gently used outerwear to this special cause.  A hamper will be left in the office for collection October 21-25th.

Thank you for your consideration,

Bella Muscarello

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