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Local United Way Helps Spread Warmth

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 105
Local United Way Helps Spread Warmth
United Way of Greater Plymouth County Distributes Over $12,000 to Keep Children Warm This Winter
United Way of Greater Plymouth County and Macy’s Kingston Collection Staff 
stand with 95 Coats for Low Income Children in Greater Plymouth County
United Way Family Center Staff pose with some of the coats prior to distribution
BROCKTON – United Way of Greater Plymouth County recently gathered financial donations for its "United Way’s Warmer Winters Fund”.  The fund is for warm jackets for local children in need in Greater Plymouth County. Over the past five years, over 900 children have been kept warm though this initiative. 
Donations were received this year from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Kim & Ellen Hollon, Macy's, National Grid, Peg Page, Mike McCarthy, Rick & Maryanne Noll in memory of Jean Noll, Rockland Trust, Cheryl Showstack, Target Abington, Target Easton, and Target Kingston. With funds from the Hurley Trust and with these generous donations, United Way was able to allocate over $12,000 to help low income children in Greater Plymouth County.
“Year after year, we are overjoyed to see the community unite to help with this initiative,” said United Way President & CEO Dennis Carman, “Working together, we were able to get 250 coats to the kids who really need them this winter.”
The coats were donated to The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton, Boys & Girls Club of Brockton, Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth, Brockton Area Arc, Brockton Day Nursery, Family & Community Resources, Health Imperatives, Salvation Army of Plymouth, South Shore Resource & Advocacy Center, and The Arc of Greater Plymouth.
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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.     
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