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All hands on deck to keep others warm

NOVEC HELPS partnered with the Westfield High School National Honor Society to collect gently used coats, jackets, and sweatshirts. Over two weeks, more than 100 coats were collected to support Women Giving Back, an organization that supports more than 700 women and children in crisis every month throughout the Greater Washington Metro area.

The chapter reached out to NOVEC HELPS to partner with NOVEC, so employees could have the chance to give back this winter. "With so many volunteer activities postponed due to COVID, we were so happy to be able to contribute and give back in a meaningful way and to an organization that helps so many families,” said Anita Musick, HELPS Chair and NOVEC Corporate Quality and Training Coordinator. “This coat drive was just a small way for people in our company to keep someone warm in a different way."

James Brescia, NOVEC employee, and daughter, Katie, pick up coats donated through NOVEC HELPS coat drive in partnership with Westfield High School NHS.

"When we received the email from Katie [Brescia] about partnering up, it was an incredibly easy decision to move forward with the coat drive," said Ashley Arnold, HELPS Executive Director and NOVEC Community Relations Representative. While Katie hoped to collect between 30-40 coats over the two week time period, NOVEC employees went above that expectation, collecting more than 100 coats internally. The Westfield High School chapter of the National Honor Society also collected items like coats, socks, books, and toys for Women Giving Back.


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