The Alliance for Greater Good collected and distributed 1,700 new hats, gloves, and mittens from local donors to benefit the families of Gather, the community nonprofit fighting hunger in the Seacoast.
This very happy “customer” modeled her new hat, scarf, and mittens.
The Alliance distributes 1,700 new hats, mittens, and scarves for Gather families
The Share the Warmth drive and distribution on November 19 was the second year the Alliance sponsored this event. “We were amazed once again by the community’s generosity in helping their neighbors in need,” said Julie Johnson of the Alliance, adding that “we were lucky to receive a sizeable donation of items from Timberland,” one of the sponsors for Gather’s annual Thanksgiving food distribution event.
This year, the YMCA of the Seacoast was added as a collection site along with the Portsmouth Senior Activity Center giving residents easier access for dropping off donations. Since most of the items left at the donation sites were anonymous, Johnson wanted to be sure to thank everyone, saying that “the Alliance, and especially the recipients, are all so grateful for your gifts of warmth.”
“...the Alliance, and especially the recipients, are all so grateful for your gifts of warmth.”
The day of the distribution saw a steady stream of people selecting hats, mittens, and scarves while sharing the warmth of their gratitude.
The donations included many hand-made hats and mittens.
Volunteers Alice Witkes, Diane Alie, Bonnie Blaisdell, and Janice Kanteres help distribute hats and mittens with Joanne Wolfe and Julie Johnson of the Alliance for Greater Good.