Local United Way Spreads the 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 Spreads the Warmth
United Way of Greater Plymouth County Distributes Over $10,500 to Keep Children Warm This Winter
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Children at United Way’s Family Center with their new coats.
  A family who arrived at United Way’s Family Center after relocating from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria receives new coats for both children.
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United Way of Greater Plymouth County and Macy’s Kingston Collection Staff 
with Coats for Low Income Children in Greater Plymouth County
BROCKTON - For the past month, United Way of Greater Plymouth County gathered financial donations for its "United Way’s Warmer Winters Fund” (formerly called Grateful Giving).  The fund is for warm jackets for local children in need in Greater Plymouth County. Over the past four years, over 650 children were kept warm though this initiative. 
Donations were received this year from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth, Bridgewater Savings, Cheryl Showstack, Cushman Insurance, Kim and Ellen Hollon, Macy’s Kingston Collection, National Grid, Ockers Company, Rockland Trust and Targets in Abington, Easton, Kingston and Stoughton. With funds from the Hurley Trust and with these generous donations, United Way was able to allocate over $10,500 to help low income children in Greater Plymouth County. 
“Each year, we are thrilled to see the community come together to help with this initiative,” said United Way President & CEO Dennis Carman, “Working together, we were able to get over 250 coats to the kids who really need them this winter.”
The coats were donated to The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton, The Arc of Greater Plymouth, Boys & Girls Club of Brockton, Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth, Brockton Area Arc, Health Imperatives, and South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center.
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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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