The Massena Memorial Hospital Auxiliary invites the community to join in “keeping our children toasty warm from head to toe” this winter. The Auxiliary holds an annual collection of gently used apparel including winter coats, mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, socks and new underwear to give to Massena School students in need. This year’s “Keeping our children toasty warm from head to toe” clothing drive started on November 1 and will run through December 15. All items can be brought to the hospital and placed in one of the collection boxes outside of the Gift Shop and Public Relations Offices or in the Medical Office Building waiting area.
If you do not have any gently used winter items to donate, the Auxiliary is also collecting cash donations. Every person who provides a monetary donation will receive a “piece of toast” to write their name on to be displayed in the Gift Shop window. The Auxiliary collected almost 300 items and $476 in cash donations over a two-week span last year. With an earlier start date this year, the Auxiliary is hoping to exceed these numbers and provide many children with appropriate winter apparel.