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Elizabeth Moms Host First Coat Drive at The Lobby

Pictured left to right are the founding members of Warriors of Love: Jasmin Flores, Jesenia Flores, Lisandra Davila, Kecia Ruiz, and Inette Padilla. Credits: Cristina Pinzon

ELIZABETH, NJ – A group of local moms need the community’s help to keep children warm during the cold winter months. Calling themselves the Warriors of Love, the five moms aim to help the less fortunate the communities of Essex and Union counties.

On Tuesday, November 10, the group will host their first annual coat drive from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lobby Restaurant in Elizabeth. In addition to winter coats, the organization will also be collecting mittens, scarves, hats, or a minimum donation of $25.00 to support their cause.

“As mothers, we want to better our community and serve as positive examples for our children,” said Jesenia Flores, director of Warriors of Love, Inc. “We hope the community joins us in our campaign to keep kids warm and happy.”  

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Over the years, Warriors of Love has quietly donated thousands of items to families in need. This year, however, they want to exceed their goal of $10,000 to buy new winter apparel for needy kids from Elizabeth.

“As a parent, I think it’s inspirational to see what these moms are doing to help other children,” said Terry Gonzalez, managing partner for the Lobby Restaurant. “If someone wants to help but cannot attend, we encourage them to visit our donation box at 821 Spring Street in Elizabeth.”

Warriors of Love plan to give away the coats later this month at a free community event in Elizabeth.  

For more information on this event, please contact Jesenia Flores at 908-463-6090 or Kecia Ruiz 908-414-9858.   


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