AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is collecting winter coats and other winter clothing items to donate to residents in need during the week of Nov. 15 through Nov. 19.

“Many families in our community do not have the resources to use for new clothing items each year to keep them warm in the winter months, especially with the financial hardships brought on by the pandemic,” said Hernandez. “No family should have to risk their health because they cannot afford the proper clothing and protection during the cold winter months, so I am committed to advancing a legislative agenda that provides proper funding for public benefit programs, and truly addresses the issues of homelessness and housing insecurity to help families most in need.”

Hernandez is coordinating her winter clothing drive with Good Morning Aurora and Alive Aurora. Items needed include new or gently used winter coats, socks, long underwear, jackets, scarves, gloves, mittens, hats and snow boots. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Rep Hernandez’s District Office, 540 W. Galena Blvd., from Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Good Morning Aurora, 5 E. Downer Pl. Suite T, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Alive Aurora, 78 S. LaSalle St., on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

“Many people enjoy the winter months and holiday seasons, but for some members of the community it can be a time of hardship,” said Hernandez. “I want to help eliminate any distress and allow every resident to have a safe and warm holiday season. I hope that residents who are able to donate will consider giving clothing items for a family in need.”

For more information, please contact Hernandez’s constituent services office at 630-270-1848 or email

Rep. Barbara HernandezRep. Barbara Hernandez

83rd District

Springfield Office:
266-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1002

District Office:
540 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 270-1848