Threads for Vets As a part of my role with the Allegheny County Bar Association, I am excited to announce the upcoming “Threads for Vets” clothing drive. This winter, various law firms throughout Allegheny County will be participating in a clothing drive to benefit local veterans. New socks, gloves, hats, scarves and other winter necessities can be dropped off at the Allegheny County Bar Association’s headquarters or at participating law firms. The collections will continue through Jan. 13, 2017, at which time the donations will be distributed through the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania is an organization with the mission of providing essential housing, employment and vital support services to local veterans, service members and their families with the goal of improving their self-sufficiency, sustainability and quality of life. Like many of us, I have close family members and friends who have served to protect our country and am excited about the opportunity to give back.