Human Rights Day Ceremony and 2nd Annual Coat Drive Being Held by Human Rights Commission

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


In honor of the 64th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (HRC) will host a ceremony and coat drive. 


The ceremony, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. at the Williams Farm Recreation Center, will include a presentation on human rights by Commissioner Zach Nissen. Commissioner Nissen has worked with human rights organizations in Liberia and West Africa and has coordinated community organizing and homeless rights activism in central Florida.


The coat drive will be held Dec. 10 to 14. Virginia Beach citizens are encouraged to take part in this community outreach effort by donating a new or gently (clean) used coat; all sizes are needed. Donations will be given to local shelters. Coats can be dropped off at any Virginia Beach Police Precinct or at the Virginia Beach HRC Office. 


Virginia Beach Police Precincts (Lobby)

Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 14, 24/7

1st Precinct: 2509 Princess Anne Road

2nd Precinct: 820 Virginia Beach Blvd.

3rd Precinct: 926 Independence Blvd.

4th Precinct: 840 Kempsville Road


Law Enforcement Training Academy (Lobby)

Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only

411 Integrity Way (off of South Birdneck Road)


Human Rights Commission Office (Lobby) 

Monday, Dec. 10 through Friday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only

2424 Courthouse Drive, Building 18, Municipal Center, Room 106


“Our goal is to collect 500 coats in five days for our citizens in dire need of assistance. Your kindness and care for one another is greatly appreciated,” said Father Jim Parke, HRC chairman.