LGBT+ Community Gives Back Boots and Coat Drive

When a fire broke out at Erie's St. Patrick’s Haven, other local shelters were asked to help take on more to help bridge the gap in meeting the needs of those in our community. One of those shelters is Community Shelter Services, located at 655 W 16th St in Erie. They are currently low on supplies, including bedding, paper products, and coffee.

Local LGBTQIA+ organizations were able to make a dent in some of the shelter’s needs with a boots and coat drive held Saturday, January 28, at Journey to a Trauma-Informed Life. When the drive was completed, one truck and a SUV were packed full of coats and boots. This collection was made possible through the generous partnership of Journey to a Trauma-Informed Life, Transfamily of NW PA, Erie Gay News, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE), Whee Design!, The Zone Dance Club, Community United Church, and NW PA Pride Alliance.

Stay tuned for other Give Back events coming as the year progresses.


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