Warding off the cold with a campus coat drive

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Professor Cleaves (back left) with students and the 200 coats they collected for the Market Street Mission.

Eighteen business scholars recently organized a coat drive at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus as part of their "Fundamentals of Business" class. Approximately 200 coats, along with hats, gloves, and scarves, were collected and delivered to the Market Street Mission in Morristown. The Mission distributed the coats to those in need on the Morristown Green on Saturday, November 7.

"Many people will be warmer this winter thanks to the efforts of these scholars," said professor Gerard Cleaves, whose class organized the drive. "The hands-on lesson here is that there is more to business than a healthy financial bottom line," he added.

Coat boxes remain on campus and collection will continue through mid-November, and will benefit the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission (who will distribute the coats in Asbury Park on November 21).