Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Stow community, we are pleased to announce that the Warm Hearts’ 2020 Holiday Gift Program was a huge success! Toys and gifts were purchased, wrapped, & distributed to over 49 families in Stow.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the following:
- The many businesses, organizations, and individuals who contributed to our Toy Fund that enabled us to purchase holiday gifts for children, teens, and adults
- The Stow Independent, the Beacon-Villager, Stow TV, and the COA newsletter who provided print publicity
- Shaw’s Supermarket & the Stow Post Office who allowed us to hang Toy Fund posters in their establishments
- The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley for sponsoring our Toy Fund insert in the town-wide edition of the Stow Independent, and Chris and LauraSpear for donating the paper and printing of our insert.
Warm Hearts is appreciative of the community support we received not only during the winter holidays but throughout the year. This past year has been particularly challenging for many, and several of our families have had an increased need for financial support. Because of the generosity of the Stow community, Warm Hearts has been able to provide this extra assistance. In addition to holiday gifts, we supplied Thanksgiving and Easter dinners, warm winter clothing, and back-to-school supplies. Warm Hearts also provided emergency assistance and referrals to area agencies.
We couldn’t have done it without the Stow Community Chest grant which constituted a large portion of our general funds. We also received substantial financial contributions from the Stow Lions Club, the Randall Relief Fund, and the Stow Women’s Club, as well as grants from Fidelity Bank, Avidia Bank, and DCU. Many significant donations were also made by local businesses and individual members of the community.
With the help of our Stow friends and neighbors, Warm Hearts was able to make a difference in the lives of many Stow families who needed a helping hand.
As we begin our fourteenth year of service to the Stow community, we thank you for your ongoing support.