This weekend's snow storm has reminded people just what winter is all about. New Milford is once again collecting hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. For the past 10 years, New Milford Mayor Pat Murphy has set up The Tree of Warmth outside her office to show off winter accessory donations. Murphy says when winter really sets in during mid-January, the town will have an abundance of new winter accessories for our community children that need them.
Murphy says most of the items that are donated are handmade. The items, which can be store bought as well, will be distributed to local families through the New Milford Social Services Department.
In addition to the winter wear, Murphy is collecting monetary donations for the Community Fuel Bank of New Milford. That organization assists low & fixed income families and seniors keep their homes warm through emergency fuel delivery or continued electric service.
Items can be dropped off at the Mayor's office from 8:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday.