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United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Warmer Winters - Local United Way Requesting Donations to Support Need for Warm Coats for Children this Winter!

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 105
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10/19/2020

 

United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Warmer Winters

Local United Way Requesting Donations to Support Need for Warm Coats for Children this Winter!
 
    
       Photos from 2019 Warmer Winters initiative 
 
BROCKTON – United Way of Greater Plymouth County has begun fundraising for its 6th Annual "United Way Warmer Winters Fund” to purchase warm jackets for local children in need in Greater Plymouth County by respectfully asking for community support for this initiative. 
 
Since its start in 2015, United Way’s Warmer Winters Initiative has helped over 1,200 children in greater Plymouth County stay warm. Given what is likely to be one of the harshest winter seasons in memory due to the pandemic, and because the need continues to increase as freezing temperatures are soon headed our way, the need is greater than ever. Donations will go directly to United Way’s Family Center and to United Way’s partner agencies to provide our youth with one of their most basic needs - a (toasty) winter coat to help them stay safe and continue on the path to a bright future.  
 
“We are thrilled to see the community come together, especially during these unprecedented times, to help us spread the warmth,” said Dennis Carman, United Way of Greater Plymouth County President & CEO.  “This year, we are asking for donors to consider making a gift in honor of someone in their lives that has kept them warm.  This could be a parent, partner, or friend that had given them a jacket as a child themselves or kept them ‘warm’ by sharing joy and inspiration during challenging times.” 
 
For more information and to donate, please contact Connie Hundt, Director of Resource Development at 508-583-6306 ext. 104 connieh@uwgpc.org or Laura Murphy, Donor Engagement Specialist at lmurphy@uwgpc.org ext. 102.  More information can be found at www.uwgpc.org.   Donations are gratefully accepted by cash, check, or credit card through November 20th.  
 
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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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