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United Way of Greater Plymouth County Works to Keep Kids Warm this Winter through Grateful Giving Drive

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 106

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/3/15
United Way of Greater Plymouth County Works to Keep Kids Warm this Winter through Grateful Giving Drive


 
Children with new coats, hats and scarves at last year’s United Way Grateful Giving distribution

BROCKTON, MA - United Way of Greater Plymouth County is currently working on its third annual “Grateful Giving: Keeping Kids Warm This Winter” drive.  Celebrating the spirit of giving, United Way is collecting and/or purchasing winter clothing items for needy children in Plymouth County.

“We are asking for individual supporters and local companies to either collect new coats, hats, gloves and scarves for children school-age to 14-years-old and/or to make a financial contribution to “Grateful Giving” (via check or gift card) which will be earmarked specifically for the purchase of children’s winter apparel.” said United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s President & CEO Dennis Carman.
At the close of the campaign, United Way of Greater Plymouth County will allocate all items of clothing that have either been donated or purchased (with financial contributions via the above means) to local charitable organizations.  These organizations will, in turn, distribute all clothing to children in need from throughout greater Plymouth County in early December.
The winter apparel drive kicked off in October and will continue until November 20th.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact Kim Allen, United Way Director of Community Relations & Marketing at kallen@uwgpc.org of at 508-583-6306.
 

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About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County.”  United Way envisions a “a safe, healthy and well-educated community in which people's needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and income.  United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.