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People to People Launches Triple Drive For Holidays

THey're collecting toys, food and coats for Thanksgiving and the holiday season

People to People Launches Triple Drive For Holidays People to People Launches Triple Drive For Holidays


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People to People, Rockland’s largest food pantry, and MI-BOX Mobile Storage of West Haverstraw, are once again asking Rocklanders to help less fortunate families in the area with the launch of their “Triple Drive” – collecting toys, food and coats this Thanksgiving and holiday season.

MI-BOX, in support of People to People, is opening up its headquarters in West Haverstraw for donations to Rockland’s needy. People are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys (for boys and girls ages 2-14), new or gently used coats, and various non-perishable food items to the MI-BOX office located at 8 Carol Avenue in West Haverstraw, NY. Items can be dropped off at the MI-BOX office Mondays-Fridays between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.  Those who have items to donate who cannot make it to the MI-BOX office during those hours are encouraged to call to make an appointment. 

The toys and coats will help fill up People to People’s “Joy Store!” which provides new toys and clothing to area families. In particular, People to People needs new toys to give to boys and girls ages 2-14. Items such as soft toys, dolls, sports games, scrapbooks, art and craft kits, action figures, toy trucks, building games, musical and educational toys, and children’s books are always welcome. As winter is fast approaching, new coats, hats, and gloves are certainly needed. In addition to the clothing and toys, there is also still a great need for non-perishable food.

“Thanks to MI-BOX and all the generous donors we have, People to People will be providing turkey and all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for nearly 2,000 Rockland Families this year—that’s more than 4,500 people!” said Diane Serratore, Executive Director of People to People. “We are still looking for donations of various food items, including instant potatoes and stuffing, canned corn, string beans and sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy, Bisquick or cornbread mixes, pie crust mix and filling, and canned and bagged nuts.”

“We are confident Rocklanders will come out in high numbers and help us out again this year. We expect to deliver even more food, toys and coats than we did last year,” said Lauren Schroeder, Marketing Manager, MI-BOX. “Our goal is to deliver all the food to People to People the week before Thanksgiving so that everyone can have a festive holiday.”

For more information about the MI-BOX Toy Drive project for People to People, visit www.peopletopeopleinc.org or contact Diane Serratore at  diane@peopletopeopleinc.org or Lauren Schroeder at MI-BOX (845-947-3300 /  lschroeder@mibox4u.com). For more information about volunteering for the Joy! Store, contact Priscilla Dawes at  priscilla@peopletopeopleinc.org.


People to People, Rockland’s largest food pantry, is feeding Rockland’s hungry by providing more than 1,100 families with groceries, produce, dairy and meat or poultry products every month.  In addition, People to People works to help an ever-increasing number of struggling Rocklanders through difficult times with dignity by providing clothing, school supplies, refurbished computers and other support. For more information, contact Diane Serratore at 845-623-4913 or at  diane@peopletopeopleinc.org.


MI-BOX is a portable storage company servicing the NY/NJ/CT metropolitan area.  The concept behind MI-BOX is simple: deliver high-quality mobile storage containers (16’ long by 8’ high by 7’ wide) to people who have a need for temporary storage or movement of property. Convenient loading and unloading is what sets MI-BOX apart from traditional moving and self storage services.  There is no pressure — users of the service can load or unload their belongings as their busy schedule permits. Whether you need the storage for your clients or your business, MI-BOX can help. It is self storage delivered to you saving you time and money. For more information visit  http://www.getmibox.com.

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