2016 Coat Drive for Button up Connecticut Drop Off




505 coats were collected and cleaned during the second coat drive sponsored by DRS and Sal’s

PORTLAND, CT, December 21, 2016- Connecticut made the top 10 list of the most expensive states to raise a family according to GOBankingRates, Connecticut came in at number 9. With the high taxes, cost of living, and the ever changing New England climate, raising a family in Connecticut can surely be a struggle. Siracusa Moving and Storage owner, Dan Siracusa, started Button Up Connecticut in 1992 when he heard that on colder days of the school year, fewer children came to school since they did not have the proper winter gear.

Button Up Connecticut is an organization that collects coats from various donors and distributes them to those who are in need throughout Connecticut. Disaster Restoration Services and Sal’s Clothing Restoration have worked together for the second time to spread the word in time for the winter season. Through their teamwork, they gathered and dry cleaned 505 coats for Button Up Connecticut.

DRS and Sal’s reached out to local companies and set up donation boxes at their properties. The businesses that brought in the most coats were awarded by having donations made in their names. First Place winner is Bouvier Insurance from West Hartford, CT, with 47 coats awarding them a $300 donation in their name to the Connecticut Food Bank. Second Place winner is the Michael Keating Insurance Agency from West Hartford, CT, with 40 coats awarding them a $200 donation in their name to the Salvation Army. Third Place winner is State Farm Agency-Anne Coppola from Ansonia, CT, with 34 coats awarding them a $100 donation in their name to the Connecticut Humane Society.

About Button Up Connecticut:

Button Up Connecticut’s mission is to collect clean, new and gently used coats and distribute them to residents in need all across Connecticut. The coats are received from individuals and various companies, schools, churches and other organizations throughout the state who run their own coat drives and donate the coats they receive to Button Up Connecticut for distribution. The coats we collect are provided to local non-profit agencies (schools, churches, children’s homes, shelters, food pantries, and other social service agencies) by appointment only for distribution to their clients. Agencies can set up appointments to get coats for their clients by emailing Kara Lucht at klucht@siracusamoving.com or call the Button Up Connecticut Hotline at 860-259-0239.

About Disaster Restoration Services:

Disaster Restoration Services is available 24/7 and services all of Connecticut and Massachusetts. DRS provides services for: Water Damage, Fire Damage, Storm Damage, Mold Remediation, and the Repairs. For more information, visit us online at www.drscleanup.com or give us a call at (877)-280-7961 to find out how we are Doing Restoration Strong.

About Sal’s Clothing Restoration:

Sal’s Clothing Restoration specializes in restoration dry cleaning. Whether damaged from fire, soot or water, Sal’s is here In your time of crisis to take care of your family like one of our own. We handle losses quickly, efficiently and with the utmost compassion. Sal’s is family owned and operated and covers all of New England and the metro New York area. Give us a call toll free at (877) SAL–SOOT and see why we are “A Trusted Name In Dry Cleaning”.

About Siracusa Moving and Storage:

Siracusa Moving & Storage has been helping New Britain families and businesses move across town and across the country for more than 25 years. We’re proud of the fact that we are a family-owned and operated business with several affiliates nationwide that help us provide our customers with high-quality moving services at affordable prices. For more information, visit us online at http://siracusamoving.com/ or give us a call at (860)-225-9144.