Stuart partnering with Steelworkers retirees, United Way for holiday drive to benefit laid-off steelworkers


Collinsville, IL – As the holiday season approaches, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is co-hosting a winter clothing drive to support the laid-off steelworkers during the cold weather.

“SOAR Chapter President Jeff Raines, Terry Briggs, and all of those involved in the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees and the United Way continually impress me with their dedication to our local communities, and the December drive is just another example of the hard work they do,” said Stuart. “During this holiday season, we need to remember those who have fallen on hard times, as many of the families of laid-off steelworkers have, and try to bring a little joy to their lives.”


Stuart’s office at 2105 Vandalia St in Collinsville will serve as a drop off site for any winter clothing from now until Dec. 19.

Food and clothing will also be accepted on Wednesday, Dec. 20 from noon until 5 pm at the Granite City Township Hall, located at 2060 Delmar Ave. in Granite City.

“I am honored to be able to be a partner in this effort,” Stuart said. “Families, especially those with growing children, face the expense of updating these items every year. I encourage those who are able to donate any warm weather gear – coats, hats, scarves, gloves – to benefit the families in our community that need it the most.”

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