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CCJ is Supporting a Holiday Toy Drive for Club Serenity in Charleroi

Posted Oct 30, 2023, by Paul Fedore

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Through our advocacy work with the Washington County Opioid Overdose Coalition and its members, we have developed relationships with individuals and families throughout our communities who have felt and continue to feel the impacts of the opioid crisis. We have been working to decrease the stigma around this issue in order to better resource harm reduction services that have been proven to lead the most folks to recovery. As many of you know all too well, the opioid crisis affects entire families in our communities.

That’s why we are excited to announce our support for Club Serenity’s Holiday Toy Drive this year. CCJ is proud to be supporting this initiative, as it will help to provide Christmas gifts to children across Washington County who are impacted one way or another by this crisis.

We will be collecting donations of new and lightly-used toys for kids of all ages to be distributed at this year’s Santa’s Workshop event at Club Serenity on December 16th and 17th from 12-4:00 PM. There will be a collection box in our office at 31 E. Chestnut St. in Washington, PA until December 15th. For further information or to confirm a drop-off time, please contact our Field Program Coordinator Paul at 412-229-7333 or paul@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

Club Serenity is a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) located in Charleroi, PA, that provides critical resources for folks seeking services for recovery and basic needs. It is a community space that provides folks impacted by the crisis, and their families, a support system with resources for recovery, a community space for gathering and fostering caring relationships, and meeting basic human needs.

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  • Paul Fedore

    Paul Fedore has been a resident of Washington County since 2016 and previously worked with Washington County United, a chapter of PA United, as a canvasser fighting for economic, environmental, and racial justice. He loves camping, hiking, fishing, and boating. Paul joined CCJ’s team in July 2020 as the Field Program Coordinator to help deepen and strengthen our relationships with communities in southwestern Pennsylvania and to ensure that people have a pathway to engage in improving their communities. As of late 2023, Paul is now a Community Organizer, and is excited to work with everyone to hold fossil fuel companies and our elected officials accountable and to organize to build power in our small towns and rural communities. Contact Paul at paul@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

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