The Millcreek Miracle was back in action this past week as 25 Millcreek businesses collected more than 3,500 winter clothing items to be donated to groups and individuals in need. Residents were encouraged to drop off their winter coats, hats, gloves, and new socks at Millcreek businesses to benefit Millcreek families in need this winter.

“The annual winter clothing drive demonstrates the impact that business and residents can have when working together to make a difference in our community,” said Michael Gura, chair of the Millcreek Business Council. “With thousands of clothing items donated, we’re going to be able to provide a significant benefit for people experiencing need this winter.”

“I am very grateful for the generosity of Millcreek residents contributing to the winter coat drive, sponsored by our business council,” said Jeff Silvestrini, mayor of Millcreek. “The donations we have received will keep many people warm this winter that would otherwise be without protection.”

Businesses that participated in the coat drive included:

We thank all of the businesses that made it possible for this drive to be such a resounding success. A special thanks to Cyprus Credit Union, which purchased $1,000 worth of new winter clothing to support the drive.

About the Millcreek Business Council
he Millcreek Business Council serves as a voice of the business community to city leaders of Millcreek. Any licensed business in Millcreek is automatically a member of the Business Council, at no additional charge. The Millcreek Business Council varies from other Chambers of Commerce because there are no dues or fees required to join. The Business Council hosts monthly networking breakfasts and lunches, works to bring the business and residential community together through various service projects throughout the year, and looks to grow and retain local business in the city of Millcreek.