Young Professionals Set Blanket Drive

WATERBURY — The Young Professionals of Waterbury Region will host its sixth annual Warm Someone’s Heart Blanket Drive until November 1. Every year, the group collects hundreds of new or lightly-used blankets and monetary gifts to support seven area charitable organizations.

Through the beginning of November, contributions will be collected to donate to Acts 4 Ministry, Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Greater Waterbury YMCA, Naugatuck YMCA, St. Vincent De Paul Mission Homeless Shelter, Salvation Army and New Opportunities Meals on Wheels Program to provide warmth to local adults and children in need.

“Being a non-profit recipient of the blanket drive since its inception has enabled us to serve more people over the past six years than we ever would have been able to otherwise,” said Sarah Carabetta, executive director of Acts 4 Ministry. 

“This is the sixth year we will be hosting the Warm Someone’s Heart Blanket Drive,” said Courtney Ligi, director of YPOWR. “We are very confident many people in our local community will want to contribute.” 

Blanket drop-off locations include the Waterbury Regional Chamber at 83 Bank St., 4th Floor, in Waterbury between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; Seven Angels Theatre box office at 1 Plank Rd. in Waterbury from noon to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays; Premier Watertown Subaru between 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday; FD Community Federal Credit Union at 281 Meriden Rd., Waterbury or 601 Watertown Ave., Waterbury 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; Health Complex Medical at 84 Progress Lane, Waterbury from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; Mathnasium at 1249 West Main St., Waterbury from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday; Montiero’s Restaurant, 161 Fairfield Ave., Waterbury from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday to Saturday, and Urology Specialists, 1579 Straits Tpke., Middlebury from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Those seeking additional information about the drive may visit www.ypowr.org, email Courtney Ligi, director of YPOWR, at info@ypowr.org or call 203-757-0701.

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