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Warm Hands Warm Hearts


2-4 hours


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


During the colder months of the year.


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).


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.


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.


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

2. Collection bins



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 or (617) 942-8683 OR Mariann Bucina Roca at or (617) 942-8671.

See VIEW INSTRUCTIONS below for more details. 


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.

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.

5. Be sure to let us know that you found this activity through PGK.

6. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the Give Back app!