United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Annual Coat Initiative Spreads Warmth

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 105
United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Annual Coat Initiative Spreads Warmth 
Local United Way Raises $14,000 to Purchase Winter Coats for Children
United Way and Macy’s Kingston Collections staff gather in front of some of the Macy’s Winter Coats
BROCKTON – United Way of Greater Plymouth County recently generated funds for its 6th Annual "United Way Warmer Winters” initiative to purchase warm jackets for local children more in need than ever in Greater Plymouth County. Since 2015, this initiative has helped over 1,200 children to keep warm. 
Generous donations were received this year from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth, Bluestone Bank, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Macys at the Kingston Collection, National Grid, The Brockton Rotary Club, Rosemary & Fred Healey,  Bob Martin, The Martyn & Chapin Families, Michael McCarthy, Rick Noll in honor of Jean Noll, and Cheryl Showstack.  With funds from the Hurley Trust and with these compassionate donations, United Way was able to allocate $14,653 to help low income children in Greater Plymouth County. 
“As we all know, this year has been more challenging than ever for our younger neighbors.  We are continually thrilled to see the community come together to support our ‘Warmer Winters’ initiative,” said United Way President & CEO Dennis Carman, “Thanks to our generous donors, we have been able to provide children with 275 new coats this winter.  We are also excited to be able to supply 250 fleece hats this year in addition to the coats.”  
The funds to purchase coats were donated to The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton, The Arc of Plymouth & Upper Cape, Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South, Brockton Day Nursery, Family & Community Resources, Father Bill's & MainSpring, Health Imperatives and the Brockton Area Arc.
To see more photos that will be shared in United Way’s Warmer Winters series soon, please visit www.facebook.com/uwgpc. 
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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