Hat creations by Carol Gregg, who makes them every year for the collection drive.

November 18, 2016 – A collection drive for socks, gloves and warm hats is being held by United Way of Nevada County for those in need in Nevada County. Donate these much-needed items and help everyone in our community stay warm this winter. Who are those in need? The sad truth is that a great majority of those in need are families with children who are just struggling to get by. According to the latest United Way of California survey that looked at the real cost measures in counties all over California; Nevada County has over 4500 households that are struggling to make ends meet. These families are making tough decisions between paying their rent and purchasing food or health care. This collection drive will help those households and individuals stay warm during the upcoming winter months.

New socks, gloves and warm hats can be dropped at the following locations:

Walker’s Office Supplies, JC Penney, B&C True Value Home Center, Lake Wildwood Community Center, AAA in Grass Valley, Grass Valley City Hall, Penn Valley Mini Storage, the Rood Center, Partners Family Resource Center, Stanford Mortgage, The Union, and the Nevada City and Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce locations, or the United Way of Nevada County office.

If you would like to have a collection box at your business, we can arrange to have a box and flyers delivered to you. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in the Share the Warmth collection drive.

Currently United Way of Nevada County is focusing on helping the community of Nevada County in the area of Basic Needs, including Food, Emergency Shelter and Access to Health Care. United Way of Nevada County envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through healthy lives, education and income stability.

If you are interested in finding out more about our collection drive, please call 274-8111 or email admin@uwnc.org. Live United this holiday season and help us keep the community warm.