WEST HARTFORD, CT - For many, the change in seasons creates an excitement and positive energy as we inch closer to the holidays. However, for families struggling financially, this time of year brings great anxiety and stress as basic necessities such as coats for their children often do not find a place in the family budget. Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is teaming up with French Cleaners to ensure no family goes cold this season.
The campaign called, “Coats for Winter” runs through December 24th. Drop boxes are available at French Cleaners at 935 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford, as well as at Becker’s flagship West Hartford location at 65 LaSalle Road in West Hartford and each of its 16 gold-buying locations across the state.
“We have been collecting gently used coats and restoring them to like new condition to be donated for over 15 years,” said French Cleaners Owner Phil Cote. “The program has provided warm clothing for many groups including the Greater Hartford Cultural Center and the Charter Oak Health Center, as well as numerous churches and the Salvation Army.”
French Cleaners collects coats all year long but accelerates the effort this time of year, asking customers beginning in October to consider the needy when sorting through their winter wear for the coming year. Coats are provided to the groups beginning the week before Thanksgiving and up until Christmas Day.
“This year, we’re proud to partner with French Cleaners on this very important initiative,” said Paul Becker, Owner of Becker’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry. “I’ve done business in this community for more than three decades and feel it’s important to give back whenever possible.”
Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is located at 65 LaSalle Road in West Hartford. Paul Becker and his late wife, Risa, opened the jewelry store back in 1978. Becker’s also features 16 gold-buying locations in Avon, Branford, Bristol, Clinton, Guilford, Manchester, Middletown, Newington, New Milford, Norwich, Orange, Southington, Torrington, Wallingford, Waterford, West Hartford, Willimantic and Windsor Locks. Learn more by visiting www.beckers.com
French Cleaners was started in 1911 with its original location in Hartford, CT. It’s known for its exceptional craftsmanship and quality service. French Cleaners is located at 935 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford. Learn more by visiting: www.frenchcleaner.com.