Food & winter clothing drive

Stephanie Donnell, Corry Manor’s director of customer relations, stands between two donation boxes at Corry Manor, 640 Worth St. The Manor is currently holding a food and winter clothing drive to benefit the Corry Area Food Pantry and Safe Journey in Union City.

Anyone who would like to do some good before the year is up is asked to drop off food and clothing donations at Corry Manor. 

Corry Manor, located at 640 Worth St., is seeking nonperishable food items and new or gently used winter clothing to benefit local people in the area. Both collections end New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31. 

Food items collected at the Manor will be donated to the Corry Area Food Pantry and the winter attire will be given to Safe Journey in Union City. 

“They get more people around the holidays so we wanted to them help out,” said Stephanie Donnell, Corry Manor’s director of customer relations. “We were striving to do something locally for the community.”

Anyone who would like to make a food or clothing donation can do so anytime at the Manor, she added. 

Boxes for food and winter wear donations are located in the lobby of Corry Manor, near the front entryway. Both are marked with fliers and the clothing box is wrapped in wrapping paper. 

The Manor will accept new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens of all sizes for women and children. Donnell said they have received about five coats and a handful of mittens so far. 

Corry Manor is also accepting any kind of nonperishable items, such as canned and boxed goods or anything with a long shelf life. Everything collected in the food drive will go directly to the local food bank. 

In addition to the current collections, employees of the Manor raised a little over $100 for the Corry Area Food Pantry by raffling off gift baskets during Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Manor staff also volunteered to help prepare and package food for the panrty’s December distribution.

“We wanted to pay it forward,” Donnell said. “I know every little bit can help.”

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