The 28th annual Snug Hugs for Kids winter clothing drive runs through December 11th! New or like-new winter items sized to fit newborn to 18-year-old children can be dropped off at your local Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop. Items most needed are clothing articles sized for children newborn to seven years old and include:
Coats & Boots
Hats & Scarves
Mittens & Gloves
Sweaters & Socks
Full Size Blankets or Afghans
Merlin Shops are also conducting a Red Mitten fundraising campaign to further support the mission of Children’s Home & Aid, Merlin’s Charity partner. For just a $1 donation you can help by writing your name on a Red Mitten that will be on display during the campaign at the sponsoring Merlin Shop. All monies collected will be donated to Children’s Home & Aid, a leading child and family service agency who each year serve 40,000+ children and families.
“Many families struggle to provide the necessary outerwear for their children that allow them to attend school or play outside. With the cold winter months fast approaching, we are asking for your help in impacting a child’s life with a donation of children’s warm winter items or by donating $1 to our Red Mitten Campaign. Children’s Home & Aid will distribute all clothing donations to the families that truly need them and fund programs that positively impact children’s lives,” said Merlin 200,000 Miles Director of Marketing Penny McDowell.
On Dec. 12, Merlin franchisees, corporate staff and vendor partners will deliver all the donations to strategically located Children’s Home + Aid family centers. Over 20 Merlin vans and vendor trucks will form a caravan to deliver an anticipated 9+ tons of clothing. How to help!