Rotary Blanket Drive Brings Warmth to Community

The Rotary Club of Beverly Hills will hold a blanket drive Feb. 7 from 3 to 4 p.m. outside the Beverly Hills Fire Department. The blankets they collect will be donated to organizations that give aid to underserved residents, including groups like Youth Emerging Stronger, PATH, All Saints Beverly Hills and Church of the Good Shepherd Outreach.

“A lot of issues are polarizing our community right now, and this is just a great way to come together and do something positive for those in need,” Former Rotary President and Beverly Hills City Council candidate Sharona Nazarian told the Courier. “People can just drive by and drop off blankets, hand sanitizers, wipes and toiletries for those that have been displaced from their homes.”

This is the second year Rotary has hosted the event and last year they collected about 200 Blankets. Last year’s drive received such a positive response from the community, Rotary decided to grow the event and add toiletries to the list of items to collect this year, Nazarian added.

The event is made possible through a community partnership between the Rotary Club, Sinai Temple, Church of the Good Shepherd, The Buckley School and Beverly Hills Unified School District.

Nazarian is co-heading the drive with Rotary President-elect J.R. Dzubak. Separate donation sites will be at Beverly Hills High School and Sinai Temple.

“It’s really cold outside and my heart goes out to people who are struggling right now,” said Nazarian. “This is just a really easy way to give back to the community.”

For more information, email Sharona Nazarian at

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