The Home for Little Wanderers recently announced the kick-off of its annual Keep Kids Warm coat drive.
The Home serves children and youth from birth to age 22. The Home works with over 14,000 people across Boston and Eastern Massachusetts each year through a network of behavioral health services, therapeutic residential treatment centers, special education, adoption and foster care.
The Home for Little Wanderers' Keep Kids Warm coat drive accepts donations of new, unworn coats including sweatshirts, fleeces, heavy winter coats, lightweight fall jackets and rain slickers. Coats are needed for all ages and sizes ranging from birth to young adults, with a particular need for XL and XXL.
"We work closely with children and their families in the community to help them manage the challenges that have brought them into our programs so that all kids have the opportunity to grow up in a permanent, loving home," said Jamille Benson, Director of Special Events. "Many of these families face socio-economic hardships that force them to choose between putting food on the table or keeping their kids warm in the snow. Our goal with this coat drive is to ensure that no child has to go without a warm, new coat this winter. Our families involved with our community-based programs deal with all sorts of challenges, from mental health to financial burdens. Keeping kids warm should never be one of them."
The Home is collecting new coats until Dec. 1. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; or mailed to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest St., Brighton, MA 02135.
For information, contact Jamille Benson at 617-927-0682 or email@example.com or visit http://thehome.org/coatdrive.