Wish for W.A.R.M. Total Impact

9544

TOTAL W.A.R.M. Impact

2062

Pairs of Gloves

1992

Beanies

2008

Pairs of Socks

416

Scarves

3021

Pairs of Hand Warmers

45

Blankets

Total 2021 Impact: 6,187 warm items
beanies 1,380
gloves 1,344
socks 1,104
hand warmers 2,006
scarves 308
blankets 45

Wish for W.A.R.M. Drive

You continue to make the Wish for W.A.R.M. drive a success!

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support in the Warm Apparel Relief Movement. Your generosity to date has provided 9,544 warm items for our homeless men, women and children.

This year our donor support network reaches from Central New York to Florida, Tennessee and Texas. It is through the generosity of so many individuals that Wish for W.A.R.M. is now providing W.A.R.M items to Runaway Youth and Homeless programs in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties.

List of partnering organizations and programs:

Oneida County:
Utica Center for Development and Veteran Outreach Center
Marrow Warming Center
ICAN
      Evelyn’s House
      Street Outreach
      Project Home
Hope House
Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency Runaway and Youth Homeless Program

Herkimer County:
Catholic Charities of Herkimer County Runaway and Youth Homeless Program

Madison County:
Madison County Youth Bureau – Runaway and Youth Homeless Program

Our efforts are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors and volunteers who answer the call to help others. The following is what our partner missions had to say about the the Wish for W.A.R.M. drive

“Thank you for your amazing efforts and donations. We very much appreciate your generosity. The hats, gloves and scarfs will definitely get us through the winter and you have supplied enough socks to get us through the next year, this is amazing. The youth we serve come to us with so few personal items, to be able to provide them with these new, fresh, clean items will really boost their spirits, make them feel welcome and comfortable.  Your mission goes far beyond warm apparel, it eases the burden of just surviving, it allows the young ladies to focus on becoming better moms, independent young women and contributing members of our society. Thank you again for supporting Evelyn’s House.”

“We are blessed to be the beneficiary of so much generosity with this effort.” “We are so thankful for your generous donations.  The homeless center guests really need the cold weather gear.”

“Wish for W.A.R.M. has allowed ICAN Street Outreach to support and care for our communities most vulnerable members through the coldest days of the year. In addition to our usual outreach efforts our team partnered with CFLR to reach homeless individuals in Western Oneida County. An area of our county that is sometimes overlooked as homelessness is not quite as visible there. The team assembled care packages and distributed them throughout the Camden area, in locations where we have often engaged with individuals in need. Included in the care packages were the items donated by Wish for W.A.R.M. as well as contact info for our Street Outreach Team and other local providers who are able to assist community members in need”

From the Morrow Center: A huge thank you to Louis LaBella, Sr. and Wish for W.A.R.M. for donating hundreds of gloves, scarves, hats, hand warmers and socks to the Morrow Center to help keep our most vulnerable neighbors warm and safe this winter!