Giving Back

Rotary Club of Paterson Serving Local Community and Beyond


PATERSON, NJ- With eyes towards making an impact both locally and globally, the Rotary Club of Paterson is currently collecting new jackets, hats and mittens, as well as gently worn, used or new shoes.

According to Roberta Farber, the winter wear will be donated to children at Paterson’s Frank R. Lautenberg School. “If not for this effort many of these children would find themselves walking to school in the cold without a jacket,” Farber said. Their goal, as in past years where they’ve provided similar items to  Schools 10 and 14, is to give coats to all 550 boys and girls so that “they can have a warm winter.”

The shoe collection, part of the Gift of Life program, has a more global impact with the donations being used to support micro-enterprise vendors in impoverished countries. Once collected, the shoes are either dismantled and recycled, or they are sent to entrepreneurs who resell them. 

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“These efforts are helping locally and around the world,” stated Farber. “This is what the Rotary International is about.”

Items can be dropped off at the Paterson Task Force, 109 Washington Street or at State Farm Agency, 428 Haledon Street, Haledon. The shoe drive ends on November 30.

Questions can be directed to Roberta Farber at 973-279-2333, ext. 108.

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