Help the children shop; Donate to the Re-gifting program

The Young Professionals for United Way and Webster Bank are now accepting donations of unused items for Bristol’s Annual Re-Gifting Program. This is a popular program that allows children in low-income areas of Bristol to learn the joy of giving. Children are able to “shop” for special parents or caregivers in their lives. The Young Professionals for United Way and Webster Bank are coordinating this community program.
Most people receive few gifts each year that for some reason or another are put up on a shelf and never used. Those unused gifts are the items needed for this program. Sites will be accepting donations during the month of November. The donated items will then be distributed to select locations throughout Bristol, where children can “shop” for a holiday gift for their loved ones.
The Young Professionals and Webster Bank understand that during this time of year you may be asked to donate to a variety of causes. Keep in mind that the program is only seeking items that you already own and did not put to use. Some possible gift items include grooming kits, gloves, scarves, mugs, flash lights, sports paraphernalia, games, perfume/cologne, household decorative items, jewelry, etc. There is a special need for men’s gifts, as well as holiday gift bags and tissue paper. No clothing, please.
This program has been a great success in previous years, and with the continued support of the community, the children of Bristol will have yet another joyful holiday season.
Unused gift items can be dropped off at the following locations: the Bristol Public Library, the Manross Library, the Bristol Adult Resource Center, the United Way of West Central Connecticut Office, and any Bristol Webster Bank location.
If you have questions, please contact Kate Wollenberg via email at katewollenberg@ci.bristol.ct.us