News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/13/2012 10:49:35 AM to 2/2/2013 12:05:02 AM.

News Flash

General Press Releases

Posted on: December 13, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Village Employees Coordinate Winter Coat Drive

Date Issued: December 13, 2012

For the past several years, the employees of the Village of Westmont have spearheaded an initiative to collect winter coats and donate them to area families in need. This year’s drive was a big success once again.

“This is our way to help out the community,” says Cathy Casey, who is a Westmont resident as well as the Village’s Human Resources Director. “With the cold weather fast approaching, the timing is perfect. We donate all of our collection to the FISH Program, which then passes these items on to people who live in the area and are in need winter coats and more.” Ms. Casey has been coordinating this effort since 1998.

“This year, we decided to extend the drive through the end of January,” says Patti Mielcarski, who is a Westmont resident, as well, and works in the Village Administration Department. “The idea is that maybe some people will get new winter coats or other items over the holidays, so then they might want to donate their replaced items to people who need them.”

As of Dec. 12, over 150 coats and other winter garments have been collected. These items will be delivered to the FISH Program during the week of Dec. 17. The coordinators of the drive want to thank all of the employees and members of the community who participated in this important initiative. Please continue to make winter coat donations to the Village Hall, 31 W. Quincy; the Westmont Police Department, 500 N. Cass; or the Westmont Fire Department, 6015 S. Cass, through the end of January. Also, if you are interested in making a donation or getting involved with the FISH Program, you can find more information at or call 630-964-7776.

Contact: Larry McIntyre,
Village of Westmont Media Relations

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in General Press Releases

West Quincy Street Construction Update

Posted on: September 20, 2023

2023 Wicked West Fest Events

Posted on: August 17, 2023

Endless Summer Car Shows Return

Posted on: August 16, 2023

2023 Silent Parade Oct. 13

Posted on: August 18, 2023

Village Offices Closed Oct. 9

Posted on: September 7, 2023

Back To School Safety

Posted on: August 7, 2023

Village Offices Closed Sept. 4

Posted on: July 28, 2023

Excessive Heat Warning August 22-24

Posted on: August 22, 2023

Back to School Resource Fair Aug. 12

Posted on: August 8, 2023

DuPage County Seeks Feedback

Posted on: July 27, 2023

West Nile Virus Update for DuPage

Posted on: July 17, 2023

Do Not Hesitate - Call 9-1-1

Posted on: June 21, 2023

Westmont Fire Department Promotions

Posted on: July 14, 2023

Village Construction Updates

Posted on: June 16, 2023

2022 Water Quality Report

Posted on: June 23, 2023

Cruisin’ Nights Kickoff June 1

Posted on: May 4, 2023

2023 Taste of Westmont

Posted on: June 2, 2023

BNSF Tracks Closed at Cass July 8

Posted on: June 7, 2023

Water and Garbage Rate Update

Posted on: April 21, 2023

Fire Department Promotions

Posted on: June 8, 2023

Westmont Compost Program

Posted on: April 11, 2023

West Quincy Streetscape Project

Posted on: April 19, 2023

Mulch Volcanoes May Harm Your Trees

Posted on: April 20, 2023

Trustees Sworn Into Office

Posted on: May 5, 2023

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Posted on: April 6, 2023

2023-2024 Village Budget Presentation

Posted on: April 14, 2023

Fire Department Safety Update

Posted on: April 4, 2023

Call 811 JULIE Before You Dig

Posted on: March 23, 2023

Chief Riley Recognizes Fire Personnel

Posted on: March 10, 2023

METRA Launches

Posted on: January 18, 2023