Members of the Moultonborough Women’s Club recently donated 172 hand knit hats, mittens and scarves to the Moultonborough office of Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) on 991 State Route 25. Although the Club has regularly donated to the Bank’s Mitten Tree program in years past, the Club hopes to reach its goal of knitting and delivering 200 items to the MVSB Moultonborough office by the end of the year. The Moultonborough Women’s Club began knitting in January.
“We’re knitting as many items as we can for the Mitten Tree drive,” said Janet Churko, Knitting Committee Chair for the Moultonborough Women’s Club. “Several of us have been meeting weekly at the Moultonborough Public Library to knit as a group, and we knit in our own free time as well. One member joked to have even brought her knitting to the beach!” The knitters said their styles are all so different, so the items they craft are truly unique. The Club also donated toys to children in need this holiday season.
The MVSB Mitten Tree Drive is a holiday tradition that started in 1979. Non-profits who are in need of mittens, hats, gloves and scarves should contact the Meredith Village Savings Bank office closest to them. A complete list of offices and hours is available at mvsb.com.
MVSB expects to reach or exceed the results of the 2017 Mitten Tree Program, which contributed more than $4,000 to the NH Food Bank, earmarked for use in the communities served by MVSB. Thanks to the generous support of the community, over 2,000 winter weather accessories, including hats, mittens and scarves, were collected bank-wide and distributed to local families in need.
New handmade or store-bought mittens, hats, gloves and scarves can be dropped off at any MVSB local office in Alton, Ashland, Center Harbor, Gilford, Hampton Falls, Laconia, Melvin Village, Meredith, Moultonborough, Portsmouth, Plymouth or Wolfeboro. For every item collected through December 31st, MVSB will contribute $2 to the NH Food Bank, earmarked for use in the communities that the bank serves.
The Moultonborough’s Women’s Club strives to promote civic, educational and social activities. With over 100 members, participants actively network and raise funds for the Moultonborough community. For more information, visit moultonboroughwomensclub.org.