Coat exchange launched at Harlow library

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A COAT exchange has been set up at Harlow library.

Situated inside the library (by the entrances), the scheme is quite simple – people are invited to donate unwanted coats and jackets by simply hanging them up on a rail, while those in need are welcome to help themselves. They don’t even have to let anyone know they have removed an item.

The scheme has been championed by Councillor Ian Beckett, chair of Harlow’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

Councillor Beckett, said “The health and wellbeing of all the people of Harlow is paramount and that includes those without homes or vulnerably housed. Lack of housing is an issue but there are complex reasons for people’s individual circumstances and we know that initiatives like this can make a real difference, especially at this time of year.”

The scheme is being supported by Harlow’s homeless charities Streets2Homes and The Chocolate Run who will also benefit from the donations. Kerrie Eastman, Chief Operations Officer for Streets2Homes said “We know how generous Harlow people are and we’re confident this scheme will receive significant support and be warmly welcomed.”

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