UTICA, N.Y. -- While many people are starting to swap their summer clothing for warmer wear, organizations in Utica are thinking about those who don't have any winter clothing at all.
For the first time, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and the Rescue Mission of Utica are teaming up for a "Warm for Winter" clothing drive. Starting Tuesday, a donation box will be at Chanatry's Hometown Market on French Road in Utica. People can donate hats, gloves, scarves and boots.
"We provided over 16,000 articles of clothing last year and we're open two days a week, just two half days a week, so the need is great. People line outside the door when they know it's clothing day," said Debi Kenyon of the Utica Rescue Mission.
This is just the first of many winter clothing drives that will be supporting the Utica Rescue Mission this season. They've already begun distributing winter clothing to anyone who needs it.