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Warm Hands Warm Hearts

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

In your community - your neighborhood, school, place of worship, local business, etc. - whatever works best for you!

WHEN

During the colder months of the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Class, troop, or other group of like-minded kids (some adult involvement may be required to help with planning and drop off of collected items)

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

You'll help keep vulnerable people healthy, safe, and warm AND help them maintain their comfort and dignity during an especially difficult time of year for them.

DESCRIPTION

When it's cold outside, our community's homeless men and women are especially at risk to the elements. You can help reduce the danger to those on the streets during the winter through our Warm Hands Warm Hearts Apparel Drive. By participating in Warm Hands Warm Hearts, you will not only help keep our community's neediest, most vulnerable citizens warm and safe, but you will also help maintain their dignity and comfort during this most difficult time of year.


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Paper and printer to make signs (or markers if making by hand)

2. Collection bins


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Download the Warm Hands Warm Hearts flyer here and make a plan for hosting your drive. Follow the instructions provided. For questions, contact Jamie O'Neal O'Laughlin at jamieoneal@fobh.org or (617) 942-8683 OR Mariann Bucina Roca at mariannbucina@fobh.org or (617) 942-8671.


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Download our Warm Hands Warm Hearts flyer here. If you plan to do a larger drive, make signs indicating what you are collecting and your collection period. Items can include brand new winter hats, scarfs, and pairs of mittens and/or gloves.

2. Place your collection bins and your signs in your chosen location(s) for the duration of your drive. Be sure you have received permission to put the collection bins in your chosen location(s). We recommend running a drive for at least two weeks.

3. Check your collection bins periodically and empty them, as necessary, to make room for new donations.

4. At the end of your collection period, mail or deliver your donations to:

John Comaschi, In-Kind Donations Coordinator
Southampton Emergency Shelter
112 Southampton Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 534-6130

*We ask that you schedule a drop-off time if delivering (rather than mailing). Please contact John at the Southampton Emergency Shelter at (617) 534-6130 to schedule a time.

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