Norwalk Coat Drive for Families in Need

Person-to-Person and Beiersdorf partner again to host annual coat drive, Keep Norwalk Warm

Person-to-Person Contact:
Greg Dobbs, P2P Norwalk Site Manager
203-621-0722 | [email protected]

Beiersdorf Contact:
Leslie Kickham, Public Relations and Social Media Manager
203-563-5821 | [email protected]

Darien CT, November 3, 2020 – Person-to-Person (P2P), a non-profit dedicated to serving local families in need, and Beiersdorf, Inc., the US affiliate of global skincare company Beiersdorf AG, with deep roots in the Norwalk Community, in coordination with the Office of the Mayor of Norwalk, will host its 12th annual winter coat distribution during the first two weekends in November.

The annual coat drive benefits individuals and families in the Greater Norwalk area who many have not the resources to provide cold weather gear for themselves and their children. “This coat giveaway is as important as ever this year and hopefully will lessen some of the economic impact of the pandemic on so many in the community,” says Greg Dobbs, Norwalk Site Manager at Person-to-Person. “We are thankful for our friends at Beiersdorf and the Beiersdorf Cares Team, for their continued support of this program and local families in need.”

P2P_annual coat drive 2020_webResidents of Norwalk and surrounding communities are invited to register to participate in this year’s event, which will take place at the South Norwalk Community Center at 98 South Main Street between 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on November 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th. Unlike past years, pre-registration is required and walk-ins will not be permitted, to ensure that COVID-19 safety protocols including mask-wearing and social distancing are strictly enforced.  Residents are asked to bring their own masks, send only one adult per household and arrive at their appointed time.  Hand sanitizer will be provided.  This event is open to all Norwalk area residents regardless of citizenship status and participants need not be P2P clients.

This event is a longstanding partnership between Beiersdorf, the City of Norwalk and Person-to-Person. During the year, the Beiersdorf community takes part in several local initiatives designed to help people in Norwalk and throughout Fairfield County. “The annual Keep Norwalk Warm coat drive benefits so many people in the Norwalk area who do not have the resources to purchase winter coats and jackets. Beiersdorf employees understand the importance of this effort and are proud to do what we can to contribute to its success – from donating and collecting winter outerwear to helping sort and distribute these items to Norwalk residents,” says Denise Zenevitch, Beiersdorf Inc.

Donations of new or gently used winter coats, jackets, hats, mittens and scarves are being accepted until November 13th at P2P locations in Norwalk (76 South Main Street) and Darien (1864 Post Road), Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.   For after-hours drop offs or to run a coat drive, contact Greg Dobbs at 203-621-0722.

About Beiersdorf Inc.

Beiersdorf Inc is the North American affiliate of Beiersdorf AG, a leading provider of innovative, high-quality skin care products with over 135 years of market experience. The Hamburg-based company has about 20,000 employees worldwide and is listed on the DAX, the German benchmark equities index. Beiersdorf generated sales of €7.6 billion in 2019. Its product portfolio comprises strong, international leading skin and body care brands including NIVEA – the world’s largest skin care brand* –, NIVEA Men, Eucerin, Aquaphor, Coppertone and La Prairie, amongst other global brands. Millions of people around the world choose Beiersdorf brands every day because of their innovative, high-quality products.

About Person-to-Person

Established in 1968, Person-to-Person provides individuals and families with assistance for basic needs to overcome daily challenges and access to resources to improve their lives.  A community-supported agency, Person-to-Person creates equitable access to economic stability for residents of lower Fairfield County through practical help, advocacy, education and problem solving initiatives.  Core programs include three Food Pantries, and Clothing Center, Emergency Financial Assistance, Camperships and Scholarships. With offices in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford, the Person-to-Person service area includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. More information may be found on the web at


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