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United Way Initiative Helps Over 150 Families Keep Warm This Winter

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 105



United Way Initiative Helps Over 150 Families Keep Warm This Winter

Child at The Family Center Excited to Try on His New Coat

BROCKTON - For the month of November and into December, United Way of Greater Plymouth County and its community partners worked to collect coats and donations for its third year of "United Way's Grateful Giving: Keeping Kids Warm This Winter”, a winter apparel drive for the local children in need in Plymouth county.

Donations were received from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Plymouth, BlumShapiro, Empower Yourself, Macy’s and Target.  With funds from the Hurley Trust and with these generous donations, United Way was able to provide coats, hats, gloves and boots to over 150 families in Plymouth county.

“We are thrilled to see the community come together to help with this initiative.  Working together, we were able to get these items to the children who really need them this winter,” said United Way President & CEO Dennis Carman, “As long as there are children who need warm clothing, we hope our Grateful Giving Initiative will continue for years to come.”

The winter apparel items were donated to The Arc of Greater Plymouth’s Food Pantry at Algonquin Heights, the Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton, and Carolina Hill Shelter in Marshfield.
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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.