The Golden Slipper Clubs & Charities (GSC) is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2012, as it continues to find new and creative ways to help people in need of their services. Recently, one of the arms of the GSC, its Human Needs and Services (HUNAS) division, teamed up with B’Nai
B’rith Project H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Everywhere) to launch a coat drive for homeless shelters in Philadelphia and Norristown.
Over 400 coats and other essentials designed to get recipients through the winter were collected by Golden Slipper Club members.
More after the jump.
The coats were delivered on Sunday, November 4, 2012 to the following homeless shelters:
- Darlene Morris Love and Care Residential Systems (616. N. 43rd Street, Philadelphia),
- Family House (901 DeKalb St., Norristown),
- Laurel House (905 Swede Street, Norristown),
- Mercy Hospice (334
S. 13th Street, Philadelphia) and
- The Good Shepherd Program of St. John’s Hospice (1221 Race Street, Philadelphia).
Golden Slipper Club members who helped deliver the coats were Robin and Jay Cohen (Cherry Hill, New Jersey), Patti and Michael Isakov (Haverford, Pennsylvania), Brian and Meg Gilberg(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Nanci and Ken Gilberg (Penn Valley, Pennsylvania), Andy, Zachary and Adam Deitch (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania), Michael Kleeman (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania), Nancy Gross (Havertown, Pennsylvania) and Linn Courtney (Havertown, Pennsylvania).
States GSC president Stephen H. Frishberg:
“My wife Barbara and I were happy to give up part of a Sunday to participate in this cause. At a time when so many are still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, we were pleased to help several hundred people with suitable clothing for the season. The look on their faces warmed our hearts.”