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Needs

Searching for coats

Sheri is one of our super Saturday volunteers. This day she spent her time sorting and organizing incoming donations and looking for winter coats to fill the coat racks. We are extremely grateful for the coats we have received so far. As soon the coats come in they go out with the next client. As every day gets cooler the demand for winter coats, adult hats and gloves gets greater. Most of our clients walk so they are looking for puffer style water resistant coats that they can wear in all weather. We need coats Sizes Small, Medium and Large for both men, women and teens as well as men’s and women’s hats and gloves. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off Tuesday-Saturday 9-2:45pm. If you are donating furniture please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide warm coats, hats and gloves to our neighbors in Greater Lowell!

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Collection Drive

Mayor collects coats

The Mayor of Lowell is hosting a blood drive this Saturday at the Masonic Hall in Lowell and has asked people to drop off items for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank and coats and other winter items for The Wish Project. Thank you, Mayor Leahy! https://www.facebook.com/events/766806724050388/

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Needs

Winter items needed

Nancy is one of our wonderful weekly volunteers. This day she spent her time sorting and organizing incoming donations and looking for winter coats to fill the coat racks. We are extremely grateful for the coats we have received so far. As soon the coats come in they go out with the next client. As every day gets cooler the demand for winter coats, adult hats and gloves gets greater. Most of our clients walk so they are looking for puffer style water resistant coats that they can wear in all weather. We need all coats especially adult Sizes Large and up for both men and women as well as men’s and women’s hats and gloves. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off next Tuesday-Friday 9-2:30pm and Saturday 9-12:30pm. The warehouse will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving weekend. If you are donating furniture please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide warm winter coats, hats and gloves to clients in need.

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Needs

Coats needed

Michelle is one of our terrific Tuesday volunteers. Yesterday she spent her time sorting and organizing incoming donations and looking for winter coats to fill the coat racks. We are extremely grateful for the coats we have received so far. As soon the coats come in they go out with the next client. We need all coats especially adult Sizes Large and up for both men and women as well as men’s hats and gloves. If you have any of these items to donate you can drop off next Tuesday-Friday 9-2:30pm and Saturday 9-12:30pm. The warehouse will be closed Thursday-Saturday for Thanksgiving. If you are donating mattress sets please call first to make sure we have the space or email donategoods@thewishproject.org. If you prefer to shop online we have an Amazon wish list where you can purchase our most needed items and ship direct to us https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D0WB109LX427… . Thank you for helping us provide warm coats, hats and gloves to our neighbors that need them!

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Urgent need for coats

Urgent need for coats – men’s, women’s, boys and girls. This rack is what is left of the winter coats for the clients contacting us in desperate need of a winter coat. The cold weather has come upon us quickly. Only a week ago you might have worn shorts but now it’s snowing and cold out, especially if you are standing outside waiting for the bus, or waiting outside a shelter to get in, or waiting online at a food pantry.

Cold is the enemy of the homeless and low income. If you are lucky enough to have a place to live you likely keep the heat turned as low as possible or off because of the cost of heating your home. Blankets and warm clothing become your protection against the cold. We have had a record number of requests for blankets and warm coats from caseworkers and clients. We can never have enough blankets for the clients, caseworkers and shelters that have been requesting them. This year even more than others we need to keep our clients healthy.

Just this week we had a client, second photo, pick up clothing he requested in only a sweatshirt. The same week we had a staff member come in from an adult day program (third photo) in need of a coat for one of their clients. Before the winter is over we will get requests from 1000’s of clients needing warm winter clothing in every size. If you have any coats in your closet not being worn we would be grateful to get them. Even one coat will be one more client who isn’t cold this winter.

We have just updated our clothing donation drop off process in order to streamline it. We have made the following changes – if you are donating only clothing we are open to those donations Tuesday-Friday 9-2:45pm and Saturday 9-12:45pm, no appointment necessary. If you are donating other goods such as housewares and furniture we will continue to schedule those drop offs through our email donategoods@thewishproject.org. We are hopeful that this will make it easier for our donors to drop off their donations at their convenience. Thank you for helping us provide winter coats to clients who need them.