South Ward Gets Dressed in Tommy Hilfiger Post-Sandy

Clothing giant makes huge donation to Clinton Hill Community Resource Center

Newark residents got a stylish delivery last Friday from Tommy Hilfiger, the fashion giant that donated 8,000 pieces of clothing to the city in wake of Super Storm Sandy.

Dozens of residents lined Clinton Avenue to receive free winter clothes at Clinton Hill Community Resource Center last week. Each person was assisted by a CHCRC or Tommy Hilfiger volunteer who helped them pick out women's, men's and children's clothing, like sweaters, polos, jeans and scarves.

The giveaway came together in about 48 hours, according to Tommy Hilfiger officials.

"The company just pulled together," said Guy Vickers, president of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. "We just wanted to play a small role in making a difference."

Vickers said the big donation is just the beginning of a long partnership between Tommy Hilfiger and the city of Newark.

"This is what the community needed after Sandy and the nor'easter," said Wayne Chapman, of Irvington, who showed off his bag full of new clothes. "It makes people feel like the community is doing something for them."

Frank Smith November 14, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Why did they donate to the South Ward? Were people displaced from their homes and lost their clothing like in the East ward? I though the worst hit was the East Ward by the river?


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