During the month of February, the Massachusetts Credit Unions will help those in need by donating new blankets, clothing and pajamas.
Since the launch of The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ (Coalition) A Bed for Every Child initiative, more than 8,000 children within the Commonwealth have received a new bed of their own! The positive impact on their health, well-being and education has been tremendous. They wake up happy from a comfortable good night’s rest, no longer go to school tired and can focus better on their studies.
The Massachusetts Credit Unions will sponsor its month-long “Gift of Warmth: Blanket, Clothing and Pajama Drive” starting February 1st. Since 2011, the Massachusetts Credit Unions have donated more than 8,600 blankets and thousands of warm clothing items for many in need throughout the state
As much as funding for beds is important, so are the special touches that make a bed comfy and cozy; the pillow, blanket, teddy bear and a good book to read.
Please consider participating by donating new blankets, clothing and/or pajamas, that will provide comfort and warmth for a child who receives a bed. The effort is easy, and the rewards are greater.
Ways to Give:
- Option 1: You can give a monetary donation to A Bed for Every Child: Gift of Warmth, Blanket & Clothing Drive, through the CCUA’s Online Portal, and the Coalition will use the donation to purchase blankets, clothing or pajamas.
- Option 2: You can order blankets, clothing or pajamas and have them shipped to: A Bed for Every Child, c/o MA Coalition for the Homeless, 73 Buffum St., Lynn, MA 01902.
- Option 3: You can visit the Credit Union lobby with your donation and we will send them to the MA Coalition for the Homeless, on your behalf.
- Option 4: You can visit the Credit Union lobby and place your monetary donation in the Gift of Warmth collection jars, located at the teller line.
Every child deserves a good night’s sleep in a warm bed. Thank you in advance for helping us give the gift of warmth, comfort and security this winter.