RTN donates handmade blankets for children in need

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Amesbury Senior Center volunteers knit blankets for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ A Bed for Every Child program. They delivered them to RTN who organized the event.
Volunteers from Blankets for Kids with RTN Branch Manager Michael Means
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Region – RTN Federal Credit Union has collected and donated nearly 70 blankets to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless’ A Bed for Every Child program. The blankets for infants and children were knitted by Blankets for Kids volunteers from the Amesbury Senior Community Center.

The Amesbury Senior Center volunteers have generously donated dozens of handmade blankets to RTN for the past several years as part of RTN’s participation in the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s (CCUA) annual Blanket Drive for the Coalition and A Bed for Every Child. This year, the volunteers dropped off their handmade blankets to RTN’s Amesbury Branch for the Credit Union to donate directly to the Coalition.

“We’re so glad to be able to help children in need stay warm this winter with blankets made by hand and with love by the wonderful Amesbury Senior Center volunteers,” said Susan Read, RTN Regional Branch Manager.

The CCUA’s Social Responsibility Committee will be holding an online Blanket, Clothing and Pajama Drive, named the Gift of Warmth, during the month of February.