PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 1 recently held a winter coat drive for the second consecutive year, delivering hundreds of coats and other garments to 17 area schools. 
Union leaders said the money to buy the coats was generated mainly through an automatic payroll deduction from PBA members. 
The union is also conducting its annual Holiday Toy Drive, which is also funded and supported by its members.