Blanket drive alive


First Posted: 1/13/2013

A story in last Sunday’s paper about Cole Cherkas – an 11-year-old Pittston boy who is collecting blankets for two hospices, including the one that cared for his grandmother in her final days, generated a response – but Cole could always use more blankets.

Cole started the blanket drive after his grandmother, Georgianna Ginger Gelsleichter, died in 2010.

When my grandmother was sick, she always had a blanket, he said. Even in the summers she would get a chill and have that blanket.

Cole has set up a blanket bin in the lobby of the Sunday Dispatch at 109 New Street. Drop off or send new blankets here and we’ll make sure Cole gets them.

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