In the fall and winter months, many of the kids who come to our Homeless Youth Resource Center don't have basic winter protection, including coats, hats, gloves, scarves and mittens. We always try to have extra supplies on hand for them to take, but we are completely out of winter gear. If you can donate new or gently used winter clothing--or wish to organize a drive in your community--please contact Marianne Malanaphy at WYS at 203-573-0264.
When to organize a drive:
Now through the end of December
Ways to organize a drive:
Share our flyer with your social networks and ask friends/family to donate winter gear directly to us or you
Approach your church, club or civic group to which you belong and ask if they'll host a drive
How to get the donations to Waterbury Youth Services:
Contact Marianne Malanaphy at WYS at 203-573-0264 to arrange drop-off or pick up.