Shopping starts soon for United Way’s annual Warm the Children


TORRINGTON — Warm the Children is underway and donations are needed to provide winter clothes for local children. 

Warm the Children, founded in 1988 by former Register Citizen publisher Mack Stewart, already is helping families who don’t have the means to provide warm coats and hats for their children. Every year, volunteers take these local families shopping, using money donated from the community, to buy what they need.

This year’s budget is about $5,000, and donations are needed to help more people. To assign volunteer shoppers with families, Maura Malo of Northwest Community Bank receives names from Friends in Service to Humanity of NW CT Executive Director Deirdre DiCara, who reaches out to social services agencies, day care centers and local schools to find out who are the most in need. The Register Citizen, following Stewart’s example, provides advertising space to promote Warm the Children. 

“We’re in a coordinated partnership with the Register Citizen, because Mack Stewart saw children outside without coats and scarves and hats and gloves, and decided to do something about it,” said Owen Quinn, executive director of United Way of Northwest Connecticut. 

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