With colder weather moving in and the holidays fast approaching, MVSB is continuing a tradition since 1979 of collecting donations from the community of mittens, hats and scarves to distribute to local residents through its annual Mitten Tree program.
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing through December 20, donations of handmade or purchased mittens, gloves, hats and scarves by area residents and customers can be dropped off at any MVSB office. The donated items will be used to decorate the holiday tree in the lobby of each branch before being distributed to non-profits and school organizations in each of the regions where MVSB has offices.
To participate in this year’s Mitten Tree program, community members can bring handmade or store-bought mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves to any Meredith Village Savings Bank office. This year, for every donated Mitten Tree item, MVSB will contribute $2 to local non-profits who offer services to children or senior citizens and mitten donors will be able to select which category they would like to support.
Last year, the MVSB Mitten Tree program donated more than $3,000, and over 1500 items of cold weather necessities to local area non-profits
Non-profits who are in need of mittens, hats, gloves and scarves should contact the MVSB branch office closest to them. A complete list of offices and hours is available at mvsb.com.