Tremont Credit Union (TCU) continued the tradition of hosting a blanket/winter clothing drive in partnership with the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) and the Massachusetts Coalition for The Homeless during the month of January. As temperatures reach an all-time low in New England it’s hard to imagine not having shelter or warm clothing. All four TCU Branches collected new blankets new winter clothing and items such as a hat, gloves, scarf or socks. We received 32 donations including blankets, scarves, gloves, hats and 3 warm winter coats.
According to numbers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, there were 17,565 people in Massachusetts counted as experiencing homelessness during January 2017. The mission of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless is to eradicate homelessness from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Thank you to our generous members for donating these materials towards a meaningful & worthy cause!