There are a lot of comforts many of us take for granted: a soft bed, a warm blanket, cozy pajamas. Sadly, there are also people—many of them children—who go without. This year, we are proud to join other credit unions in the Commonwealth to once again support the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and its A Bed for Every Child program by participating in their 11th annual Gift of Warmth – Blanket, Clothing, and Pajama Drive.
In Massachusetts, one in seven children is growing up in poverty. And with the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are facing increased challenges meeting even basic needs.
We invite you to make a tangible difference in a child’s life this winter. To make things simpler and safer this year, we are accepting cash donations only for this cause at all our branches throughout the month of February. These funds will be used to purchase new blankets and warm clothing, including pajamas, for children in need throughout our community. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are not accepting any clothing donations at this time.
Every child deserves a good night’s sleep in a warm bed. Thank you in advance for helping us give the gift of warmth, comfort, and security this winter.