Thanks to generous donations from a number of businesses and private funding, United Way was able to allocate $17,450 to help low-income children stay warm this winter in Greater Plymouth County.
Donations were received from Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth, Bluestone Bank, Commonwealth Alternative Care, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Macy’s, McGovern Automotive Group, Target, Whitman Homes, Rosemary Healy, Michael McCarthy, Rick and Maryanne Noll in honor of Walter L. Noll Jr. and Jean T. Noll, Cheryl Showstack, and Dr. Joyce Siogros Pepi, as well as funds from the Hurley Trust.
“As we all know, this year has been extremely challenging for our younger neighbors and we also wanted to increase our efforts this year for our 100th anniversary. We are continually thrilled to see the community come together to support our ‘Warmer Winters’ initiative,” said United Way of Greater Plymouth County President and CEO Dennis Carman. “Thanks to our generous donors, we have been able to provide children with 380 new coats this winter.”
The funds to purchase coats were donated to The Arc of Greater Brockton, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South, Brockton Day Nursery, The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton, Family & Community Resources, Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Health Imperatives, and the Salvation Army of Brockton.