Barbara Lemieux, 2016

MVSB, the Merrimack Kick Off Annual Mitten Drive to Benefit Children, Families and Nonprofits

We are looking for donations of new handmade or store-bought mittens, hats, gloves and scarves for our annual Mitten Tree drive, now through December 31. All items will be donated to local nonprofits serving children and families.

Mitten Tree donations can be dropped off at any MVSB or the Merrimack branch location. Nonprofits 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 mvsb.com or themerrimack.com.

“The Mitten Tree is a simple way that community members can give back to those in need this holiday season, “ said Rick Wyman, President of MVSB. “It is a holiday tradition we’ve proudly hosted since 1979 and we are excited to contribute to these local organizations helping to ensure local children and families don’t go hungry.”

A donation of $2 for every item collected at MVSB throughout the drive will be evenly divided and awarded to:

  • Interlakes Community Caregivers, a volunteer organization that provides supportive services and information for neighbors to assist them in their daily lives. Visit interlakescares.org for more information.
  • GOT LUNCH! Laconia, a collaboration of community partners coming together to help feed children during the summer months. Visit gotlunchlaconia.com for more information.
  • GOT LUNCH! Ashland, a collaboration of community partners coming together to help feed children during the summer months.

A donation of $2 for every item collected at the Merrimack throughout the drive will be evenly divided and awarded to:

  • The Friendly Kitchen, Concord, NH. Providing meals for the hungry in a warm and caring, non-discriminating environment. For more information, go to org.
  • Franklin Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry, Franklin, NH. Providing food to Franklin, Tilton, Northfield, Hill, Andover, and Salisbury. They are located at 2 Central St. in Franklin and can be reached at 603.934.2662.
  • Hopkinton Food Pantry, Hopkinton, NH. Assists local households in Hopkinton and Contoocook with nonperishable food items as well as special food allotments during the holidays. For more information, visit org.
  • The Hooksett Community Food Pantry, Hooksett, NH. A community project of the Hooksett Kiwanis Foundation, helping those of the local community who are hungry by providing food items. For more information, visit org/community-food-pantry.
  • The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, Nashua, NH. Provides shelter and food to those in need within the Greater Nashua community. The organization works to end homelessness and to alleviate poverty, as well as the conditions that force individuals and families with children into hunger, homelessness and poverty. For more information, visit nsks.org.
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