Get A Warm Fuzzy: Shop on Montague Street this Holiday Season, Donate Scarves, Hats & Gloves for the Needy

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) invites you to donate unwrapped, gently-used hats, scarves and gloves at designated drop boxes located at our neighborhood’s local businesses and restaurants.  The holiday giving program, DROP SHOP EXPERIENCE TASTE, got underway on #SmallBusinessSaturday on November 28th and runs through December 28th.

So far the program has collected 34 hats, 12 pairs of gloves/mittens and 28 scarves.   Some patrons have donated new items purchased especially for the cause including holiday toys.  Others have made a double-donation of sorts.  Housing Works employees Diamond and Taneisha enthusiastically explained, “a woman bought twenty scarves, she didn’t even want a bag.” Adding,  “she just walked next door and dropped them right off.”  Diana Dolling-Ross, owner of City Chemist who is also accepting wrapped toys in addition to the clothing items shared, “Our intention is to keep people local, to shop local so we can give back.  It’s win-win.”

All donated items will be given to CAMBA, the non-profit organization which operates Brooklyn Heights Synagogue’s homeless shelter and other men’s, women and family shelters throughout Brooklyn.  Per the organization’s website, “CAMBA offers integrated services and programs in: Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support Services, HIV/AIDS Services, Housing Services & Development, Legal Services…The majority of CAMBA’s clients live work and/or attend school in Brooklyn.

If all of that isn’t feel good enough, some businesses are also offering up special promotions.  So, shop til you DROP on Montague Street, take a holiday selfie and spread the good cheer on social media using hashtag #DROPonMontague.  For a complete list of participating stores and promotions visit,  Tis’ better to give than to receive, indeed.

Area Yoga
144 Montague Street
Free Yoga class with purchase of any mat. Free Yoga Class with any massage (Swedish/Deep Tissue or Prenatal). 10% off any massage with purchase of any Yoga Class Package. Valid on gift certificates for these promotions.

City Chemist
129 Montague Street
Through December 18th, customers receive 15% discount throughout the store on the day of their donation.  In addition to their unwrapped hats, scarves and gloves customers are encouraged to bring a wrapped toy.

Cohen’s Fashion Optical
155 Montague Street
10% off purchase one pair of frames, 20% off purchase two pairs of frames, 30% off purchase three pairs of frames

Kiehl’s Brooklyn Heights
124 Montague Street
4 deluxe samples with any purchase over $65

145 Montague Street
Offering sparkling wine and treats to shoppers on Saturdays





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