A coat drive will be held at tomorrow’s Cosplay Collectible Convention (C3), located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Morristown. Presented by the Legion of Supervillians and One Warm coat, the drive will be running from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Guests can donate to local families by bringing clean sweaters, jackets, and coats to C3. Attendees who donate a coat will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes. According to Facebook post from C3, the coats will be donated to the Greater Central Jersey Clergy Association of Plainfield, N.J.
One Warm Coat is a national organization that started with a 1992 Thanksgiving weekend coat drive in San Francisco. The organization now supports over 3,000 coat drives annually. According to their 2016 report, One Warm Drive collected nearly 600,000 coats.
The Legion of Supervillains is a group of cosplayers in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania area. Started in 2014, the group’s website states that they work with charities to “show that because we’re SuperVillains, it doesn’t mean we don’t help the community.”
Article by Katelyn Fatzler