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The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement schedules winter coat and clothing giveaways in November


As winter approaches, The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement aims to help underserved individuals and families in the community prepare for colder temperatures by offering free coats, warm clothes and personal care items.

Two distributions are scheduled for November in Lackawanna County. During these Community Closet events, patients and community members are invited to select items for children and adults from among an assortment of new and gently used coats, hats, boots, gloves and other outerwear.

Community Closet events are planned at these practice locations on the listed dates:

  • The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley Practice
    5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn
    Thursday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Wright Center for Community Health Scranton Practice
    501 S. Washington Ave., Scranton
    Monday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Each attendee will be awarded 10 “points” to exchange for clothing and 5 “points” to exchange for hygiene items that will be marked with points, rather than prices. Quantities will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organized by The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement, this year’s clothing distributions are made possible by generous donations from The Wright Center’s employees, board members and valued supporters such as Operation Warm.

The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement focuses on improving access to health care while addressing the negative social and economic determinants of health that can affect underserved patients, including food insecurity, limited educational opportunities, homelessness and poverty.

For more information about the Community Closet events, call Gerri McAndrew, director of community outreach and engagement, at 570-591-5273.

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