Free handmade hats and scarves available for anyone in need this Friday

Portland, ME – Catholic Charities Maine recognizes how harsh our Maine winters can be and is encouraging anyone in need of a warm winter hat or scarf to stop by its administrative building, located at  307 Congress Street on Friday, December 13th when staff and volunteers, beginning at 10am, will hang 100+ donated gift bags with handmade winter hats and scarves from the office’s iron fence, all free for the taking.

We know there are many who struggle in our communities to afford even the bare necessities, so we want to try to help folks stay warm and safe this winter by inviting them to come by and take what they need on Friday, no questions asked,” notes Judy Katzel, Chief Development and Communications Officer.

The handmade scarfs and hats for adults and children were donated to Catholic Charities by the Nifty Needlers in Virginia and the Villages Boomer Loomers in Florida. Catholic Charities staff & volunteers sorted and labeled the donations to make it easier for folks to get what they need.

WHO:    Catholic Charities Maine

WHAT: Wall of Warmth

WHEN: Friday, December 13th

                10:00 AM – Employees & volunteers to hang the winter gear gift bags

*Gift bags will stay up until 4pm on Friday or as long as they last. Any gift bags remaining will be distributed via Catholic Charities 20+ programs that serve more than 50,000 Mainers in need annually.

WHERE: Catholic Charities Maine (Administrative Office)

  307 Congress Street


Contributed by Catholic Charities Maine