Wednesday, October 24, 2012
State, Feds Donate Surplus Clothing For Winter Homeless
“As cold weather approaches, we want to do everything we can to help thousands homeless individuals in Illinois, many of whom are veterans and seniors,” said CMS Director Malcolm Weems. CMS will donate more than 2,700 cold-weather boots, as well as military boots, shoes, jackets, mittens, pants, overalls, thermal innerwear, sleeping bags, storage bags and parka liners for jackets and pants this winter.
“Part of the U.S. General Services Administration’s mission is to responsibly dispose of gently used federal property, and we work with both state and federal agencies to help them acquire items that enable them to serve local communities,” said Ann P. Kalayil, Regional Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration. “In this case, we’re proud to work with the state of Illinois to make available to the state more than $1 million worth of re-purposed federal property, such as clothing and winter coats, which will help people stay warm this winter.”
More information on Illinois’ surplus program is available at: http://www2.illinois.gov/cms/business/surplus/pages/fedsurbr.aspx