With cold weather moving in and the holidays approaching, Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), will collect mittens, hats, gloves and scarves for their annual Mitten Tree drive. A donation of $2 for every item collected through December 31st will be evenly divided and awarded to Friends of Forgotten Children, Hopkinton Food Pantry, Hooksett Food Pantry and Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
New handmade or store-bought mittens, hats, gloves and scarves can be dropped off at Merrimack branch locations. Non-profits in need of mittens, hats, gloves and scarves should contact the Bank office closest to them. A complete list of offices and hours are available at themerrimack.com.
“The Mitten Tree is a simple way for community members to get in the spirit of the holidays by helping those in need of food and warm winter accessories,” said Linda Lorden, President of the Merrimack. “We look forward to contributing to food pantries and organizations throughout in Concord, Bow, Contoocook, Hooksett and Nashua.”