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Duration

1 - 2 hrs

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How Often Is This Offered?

Seasonally (Fall, Winter)

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Description

When it's cold outside, our vulnerable neighbors experiencing unhousedness in our community 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.

What's Needed To Complete

1. Paper and printer to make signs (or markers if making by hand) 2. Collection bins 3. Boxes and postage (if mailing)

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).

Special Requirements

None

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.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

1. Download our Warm Hands Warm Hearts flyer https://fobh.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Warm-Hands-Warm-Hearts-Flyer-2021.pdfhere. 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: Dwayne Brown In-kind donations coordinator Woods Mullen Women's Shelter 794 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02118 dbrown@bphc.org *You can drop off 24/7 at the front desk at the Woods Mullen Shelter. Staff will get your donations to Dwayne Brown for distribution to people in need.

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