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New Milford Woman Plans Clothing Drive To Help Flood Affected Towns

Donna Colucci organizes clothing drive for residents of Little Ferry, Moonachie and Carlstadt who have been displaced by Sandy.

New Milford resident Donna Colucci, wife of Councilman Dominic Colucci, is organizing a clothing drive to assist those residents of Little Ferry, Moonachie and Carlstadt who were displaced from their homes when the levee broke on the Hackensack River Monday evening.

"Seeing pictures of what these poor people are going through--what they lost--I just had to do something," Colucci said.

Colucci is no stranger to organizing events to help others. Last year she received an honor from Gov. Chris Christie recognizing her efforts in organizing "Labor Day of Love," a town-wide barbecue that took place just days after the floods of Irene. 

Colucci is accepting clothing in good condition such as coats, sweaters, pants in all sizes for men, women and children for delivery in Little Ferry on Saturday.

If you are interested in donating clothes, please call Donna Colucci at 201-281-1832 to arrange for a drop off.

Donna Colucci November 01, 2012 at 01:51 PM
If you know my address please drop off clothing on my front porch as soon as possible, if you don't have my address call me at 201 -281-1832 Donna Colucci
Joan November 01, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Donna, Thank you for always taking charge and doing such wonderful things. I will drop off clothes to your house tomorrow (Friday). Joan
Donna Colucci November 01, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Thank you Ann for putting this out there. We finally got our power and we are finally seeing the devastation all over the coast on TV. It makes me sick in my stomach. Thank you to all the donors as far away as Fair Lawn and Emerson...We are up to 25 bags...Let's move together, God Bless and please stay safe.
Katya Plyshevsky November 01, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Donna, do you only want fall/winter clothes? what about small children's toys/small books?
Donna Colucci November 01, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Just clothes...Thank you so much Katya. Also I want to thank a Massachusetts couple and NY lady for their donations.
Katya Plyshevsky November 01, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Just clothes for fall/winter or is summer ok too?
Ann Piccirillo November 01, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Often, the best in people come out in the worst of times.
Donna Colucci November 01, 2012 at 09:35 PM
Winter Clothing/shoes only please.
Donna Colucci November 02, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I would even take warm blankets
meghan November 02, 2012 at 02:43 PM
O am a teacher from az, formally from nj..my school would love to help but woth shipping it can be costly. can we send money?
meghan November 02, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Thank you! It just breaks my heart to see my family members affected by this and my childhood memories being swept out to sea
Mady November 02, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Thank you Donna for organizing this! -Madelyn
Donna Colucci November 02, 2012 at 05:35 PM
We have collected over 45 bags so far...People are beautiful humans...keep it coming, I will deliver on Sun...God Bless everyone and keep you safe.
Donna Colucci November 02, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Maybe some sample toiletries or so...over 50 bags and counting...:-)
meghan November 02, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Donna, do you know who I can contact about sending money to help aid the victims?
Donna Colucci November 02, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I cannot believe the generosity of people. We are over 70 bags of much needed clothing and shoes and coats. I will NOT be accepting anymore clothes after 12:00 p.m. tomorrow 11/3/12. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Adrian Rivera November 02, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Donna, please let me know if there is anything you can do...i know people who want to donate clothes but are unable to travel due to lack of gas. Is there anyone that can possibly pick up some bags?
Donna Colucci November 02, 2012 at 10:12 PM
UPDATE: IMMEDIATELY NEEDED: Toiletries, diapers, water, non perishables. etc NO MORE CLOTHES thanks!!!!!
WJoanne November 03, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Hi Donna, I live in Bergenfield, I want to go get some toiletries, where do I drop this off? Do you need any help boxing, or anything else?
Donna Colucci November 03, 2012 at 06:30 PM
DELIVERED!!!! THANKS Wendy, Roberta, Annie, Gabriel, Jacqueline, Dominic and Emelia.......6 car loads, 100+ bags...:-)
Donna Colucci November 03, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Ridgefield Park Fire House packed, Ridgefield Park HS packed, St. Francis Church almost packed.
Ann Piccirillo November 03, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I am so proud of this community! Donna, thank you so much for organizing this in record time. Great job!
Donna Colucci November 04, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I do not know if any of you will see this update, however, I just put my blog up that states another drive for Tooth paste, toilet paper, paper plates, plastic utensils, soap, shampoo, blankets, baby food and diapers. Again if you would like to drop off BEFORE WED. I will get them to the person (my cousin) going to Bayville this week. Call me for delivery 201-281-1832

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