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More than 200 coats collected during Amica Insurance Coat Drive


LINCOLN, RI – Amica Insurance is pleased to announce that a coat drive held in cooperation with the Newport Yachting Center resulted in the collection of more than 200 coats to be donated to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center of Newport. The Amica Insurance Coat Drive was held from Dec.7 to Jan.27 at the Newport Skating Center.

“I want to thank Amica Insurance and the Newport Yachting Center for partnering in the Amica Insurance Coat Drive that benefits the clients of the MLK Community Center,” said Marilyn Warren, executive director of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. “Many of our clients have had a tough year – the price of basic essentials such as food, gas, and utilities has risen dramatically as many of our clients have found themselves either losing their jobs or having their hours cut back at work. This donation of coats has allowed them to use the money they would have had to spend on a warm winter coat on another basic need.”

“We distributed coats to the clients of our breakfast program first. Most of those folks are homeless, with a growing number living on the streets because of a lack of beds at the local shelter. We also gave coats to clients of the Feed A Friend Food Pantry, most of whom also are struggling in this economy. Several of the children in our educational programs had outgrown their coats, and their parents were also very grateful. We cannot thank Amica Insurance or the Newport Yachting Center enough for their thoughtfulness and generosity in promoting the Amica Insurance Coat Drive. You have helped 230 people stay warm this winter.”

About The Newport Yachting Center

The Newport Yachting Center is a subsidiary of Newport Harbor Corporation, an ESOP (employee-owned) hospitality company located in Newport, RI. For more information about the Sovereign Bank Family Skating Center at the Newport Yachting Center and for weather updates, call (401) 846-3018 or visit

About Amica

Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,100 people in 40 offices across the country.

CONTACT:Vince Burks, Corporate Communications, 50 Amica Way,

Lincoln, RI 02865-1155, 800-652-6422, ext. 24563

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