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Freedom Credit Union holds annual Gift of Warmth—Blanket, Clothing and Pajama Drive

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Throughout the month of February, Freedom Credit Union is once again collecting donations for the annual Gift of Warmth—Blanket, Clothing and Pajama Drive, supporting The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.


“As part of the Massachusetts Credit Unions, we assist with two annual initiatives for The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless; A Bed for Every Child and Gift of Warmth,” said Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch. “Since the launch of A Bed for Every Child, more than 9,000 children throughout the state have received a new bed of their own. And as much as funding for beds is important, so are the special touches that make a bed comfy and cozy, which is why we also support the Gift of Warmth—Blanket, Clothing and Pajama Drive.”


Cash donations can be made at any Freedom Credit Union branch throughout the month of February. Funds raised will be used to purchase new blankets, clothing and pajamas for area children. Donations can also be made online at or new blankets, clothing or pajamas can be purchased and delivered to A Bed for Every Child, c/o MA Coalition for the Homeless, 73 Buffum Street, Lynn, MA 01902.


“We are so gratified at the way our members, staff and community step up each year to help ensure that all children in our community can get a warm, comfortable, good night’s sleep,” said Welch. “This is a cause that is close to all our hearts.”

Since 2011, Massachusetts Credit Unions have donated more than 9,100 blankets and thousands of warm clothing items, including pajamas, for many in need throughout the state.


About Freedom Credit Union

Originally chartered in 1922 as the Western Massachusetts Telephone Workers Credit Union and renamed in 2004, Freedom Credit Union is a 10-branch, full-service financial institution. Today, membership is available to anyone who lives, works or attends school in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire counties in Massachusetts, and Hartford or Tolland counties in Connecticut. Offering a complete range of banking services and loan products, Freedom Credit Union has conveniently located Massachusetts branches in Chicopee, Easthampton, Feeding Hills, Greenfield, Ludlow, Northampton, Turners Falls, West Springfield and two in Springfield. For more information, visit   


Freedom Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Shares and deposits in excess of NCUA limits are fully insured by the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation (MSIC). Equal housing lender. NMLS #478769.