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The 2016 Warm Hearts Winter Drive Officially Begins!

by User Not Found | Nov 23, 2016

This winter season more than 34,000 people are living on the streets throughout the Northwest. It’s more important than ever to help our neighbors in need, and that’s why we’ve launched our annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive - to help families and children struggling with homelessness during the cold and wet Northwest winter. Now through December 31 we are accepting cash and new winter wear donations at all of our branches throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho or online at warmheartswinterdrive.com. All of the donations and 100% of proceeds will be distributed across 49 local homeless shelters.

“Thousands of families in our communities are homeless this winter, and those living on the streets have a much higher risk of exposure when it is cold and wet outside. We are proud to continue the Warm Hearts Winter Drive to help those around us who are truly in need,” said Melanie Dressel, President & CEO of Columbia Bank. “The purpose of the Warm Hearts Winter Drive is to continue to raise awareness of this growing issue, and we are hopeful that our customers and employees will join together again to help these deserving organizations and the people they support.”

Warm Hearts Winter Drive Collections

How to Get Involved
Will you help us reach our goal to raise $160,000? Please consider making a donation to help end cold nights for our neighbors in need. Learn more and make a donation at warmheartswinterdrive.com today or visit a local branch to drop off new warm winter wear items including blankets, hats, gloves, socks and jackets.

During the inaugural year of the drive, our employees and local communities collected nearly 12,000 items of winter wear and raised more than $157,000, benefitting 53 local shelters in the Northwest. This year, our goal is to raise $160,000 to be distributed among 49 local shelters. Please help us end cold nights for our neighbors in need.

To make a donation or learn more, please visit warmheartswinterdrive.com.

 

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