ROSELAND, NJ - Kathy Pigott, of Roseland, has always been one to show compassion and goodwill to strangers. For years now, Pigott has been assisting with The Gellman Foundation, a group which hand-delivers needed goods weekly to the homeless of New York City.
"These are the folks who are not living in shelters,
The Roseland resident runs a family business, Mama's Boy Cookies and still finds the time to collects supplies to serve the less fortunate. The Gellman Foundation consistently visits those who are living on the streets, which in some cases is entire families. The group is always in need of clothing in all sizes - for children and adults - and sweatshirts are particularly welcomed since they are good for adding the layers needed to provide warmth. Backpacks and food store plastic bags also help for carrying possessions.
"I have always believed 'there but for the grace of God, go I'," Pigott expressed.
Right now Pigott is collecting the toiletries hotels and motels provide to their guests and no item is too small.
"I am reaching out to travelers to let them know that we're collecting
Anyone interested in helping should drop off the items to Kathy Pigott's home, located at 38 Passaic Avenue, Roseland, and place them in front of the garage. The bag should be marked, "For NYC."