More than 2100 Blankets Collected during Blanketing Brown County Drive
More than 2,100 blankets Collected during 12th Annual Blanketing Brown County Drive
Blankets were distributed to 20 agencies throughout Brown County.
GREEN BAY— Local nonprofits distribute and use thousands of blankets due to the Blanketing Brown County drive. The 12th annual drive, co-hosted by Brown County United Way and the Greater Green Bay Labor Council, brought in more than 2,100 blankets from nearly 20 collection sites. Nearly 500 of those blankets came from the special drop-off event held at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village in mid-January.
“It was amazing seeing so many community partners, both new and old relationships, who were willing to support the drive by either contributing, serving as a blanket drop-off location, or in their being willing to help promote the event,” says Brown County United Way’s Chief Operating Officer Rashad Cobb.
Staff members and volunteers with both organizations collected, sorted and delivered blankets to 20 agencies serving Northeast Wisconsin. Those agencies ranged from serving children to adults to animals.
“We know this is a need, as Wisconsin winters can be very harsh, and community members need our support, as this can affect not only physical health but mental health as well,” says Brown County United Way’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, Corrissa Frank. “It has been inspiring to see the various groups come together to support the health of our community.”
Brown County United Way and the Greater Green Bay Labor Council would like to thank everyone who donated, volunteers who served, and those who brought awareness to the blanket drive.
About Brown County United Way: Founded in 1925, Brown County United Way (BCUW) is a center for community-based strategies. Through direct fundraising, grant-making, community mobilization, and advocacy efforts, Brown County United Way leverages its organizational resources and deep local partnerships to advance targeted community solutions. With the help of more than 500 community volunteers from all community sectors, Brown County United Way is dedicated to finding solutions to the community’s most pressing human services issues.