Donations sought for United Way’s Re-Gifting Program

The Bristol Observer

October 30, 2014


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 excited to be once again coordinating this important community program.

People all receive a few gifts each year that are, for some reason, put up on a shelf and never used. Those unused gifts are the items needed for this program. Your donated items will be distributed to select locations throughout Bristol where children can choose 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. Men’s gifts are especially in demand. No clothing, please.

Unused gift items can be dropped off from Nov. 1 to 29 at the following locations: the Bristol Public Library, the Manross Library, the Bristol Adult Resource Center, the United Way of West Central Connecticut Office, BARC, and any Bristol Webster Bank location.

If you have questions, contact Kate Provencal via email at

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