Navy Yard Collects Hundreds of Winter Clothing Items for Local School Children
Members of the Navy Yard campus and the local community came together for the inaugural Navy Yard Winter Wonderland and Winter Clothing Drive December 17. The event included winter-themed crafts, games, performances by Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, and local food trucks.
The event was free to attend, but attendees were encouraged to bring a new or lightly used winter hats, coats, gloves, mittens, socks, earmuffs, boots, or scarves benefitting local elementary schools. Between the items received at the event and the donations from Navy Yard businesses, approximately 500 individual items collected.
The biggest donation came from Carol Shipon, who works at a Naval Surface Warfare Center at the Navy Yard, in the form of 175 handmade, crocheted hats.