The Great Give Back

This October, the Coburn Free Library will participate in The Great Give Back, an annual event for libraries in New York State.  Our project titled “Tioga County Warm Hands, Warm Feet” supports the efforts of fellow non-profit, Tioga County Rural Ministry.  Coburn Free Library Executive Director Meredith Gallaro says, “When trying to decide on a project this year, I knew I wanted to support the great work of TCRM. Sister Mary was wonderful to collaborate with and knew just what would benefit the community.”  From now through October 20th, the library will collect socks and gloves to be delivered to TCRM.  Sister Mary O’Brien, Executive Director of Tioga County Rural Ministry, asks for donors to focus donations on adult sizes in both gloves and socks.  The area of greatest need is men’s gloves.  Gallaro states, “The library team is excited to work with TCRM this year.  We are always looking for ways to serve our community and appreciate the opportunity that The Great Give Back provides.  Each year, we can partner with a different charity to demonstrate our love for the community and give back to people in our service area and beyond.”   To donate, drop new socks or new/gently used gloves in the collection box at the library.

Coburn Free Library is located at 275 Main Street, Owego.


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