United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United Way of Greater Plymouth County Spreads Warmth
Local United Way Raises $11,850 to Purchase Winter Coats for Children
Kids model their new coats at United Way’s Family Center
A mom picks up coats for her children at United Way’s Family Center
United Way and Macy’s Kingston Collections staff gather in front of some of the coats from Macy’s
United Way Family Center Staff, Lauren Connors and Alison Lopes, pose with 75 coats prior to distribution
BROCKTON – United Way of Greater Plymouth County recently raised money for its 5th Annual "United Way Warmer Winters Fund” to purchase warm jackets for local children in need in Greater Plymouth County. Since 2015, this initiative has helped over 1,000 children to keep warm.
Generous donations were received this year from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth, Bridgewater Savings Bank, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Macy's, National Grid, Mike McCarthy, Rick & Maryanne Noll in memory of Jean Noll, Cheryl Showstack, Target Easton, and Target Kingston. With funds from the Hurley Trust and with these compassionate donations, United Way was able to allocate $11,850 to help low income children in Greater Plymouth County.
“We are continually overjoyed to see the community unite to support our ‘Warmer Winters’ initiative,” said United Way President & CEO Dennis Carman, “Working together, we have been able to provide children with 280 new winter coats.”
The funds to purchase coats were donated to The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton, The Arc of Greater Plymouth, Brockton Area Arc, Brockton Day Nursery, Brockton Visiting Nurse Association, Family & Community Resources, Father Bills & Mainspring, and Health Imperatives.
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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.