Local 197 distributes brand-new clothes to residents

Passaic County Corrections Officers Local 197 members distributed more than 300 coats, hats, gloves, socks and blankets to disadvantaged residents in Paterson on Jan. 9. For the first-ever event, the Local used social media and flyers with QR codes to solicit monetary donations from the public. They  used the donations to order brand-new clothing and separated items into bags so that residents would be able to receive one of each. “We didn’t have to spend one dollar, because the donations from the public were more than enough,” shared Local State Delegate Michael Dalton. “It was a huge success.”