United Way of Greater Plymouth County recently generated funds for its annual “United Way Warmer Winters” initiative to purchase warm jackets for local children in need in Greater Plymouth County. Since 2015, this initiative has helped more than 1,200 children to keep warm.
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 and 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.