Warm The Children Launches for 2023-2024 Winter Season

GREENFIELD — As winter draws near, the Warm the Children fundraising drive is once again preparing to supply coats and clothing to children in need in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region.

Warm the Children was started by the Greenfield Recorder in 1993 and the annual winter donation drive, which runs through the end of December, provided new coats and clothes last year to about 900 children, raising $70,290 to cover expenses.

“I enjoy being part of Warm the Children,” said Recorder Business Manager Patti Wasilewski, who coordinates the donation drive in partnership with Community Action Pioneer Valley. “It takes care of the needs of a lot of area children. We greatly appreciate all of the support from the community and we couldn’t do it without the community’s support.”...