Everence winter clothing drive keeps Goshen warm

Community shows immense generosity with another increase in donations

The Goshen community donated 335 coats, jackets, hats, gloves and other cold-weather items for the fifth annual Everence® winter clothing drive.

The items and a $1,750 check were donated to The Window in Goshen, a nonprofit, faith-based organization that provides services to meet the essential needs of anyone with limited income. 

“It amazes me how generous the community and our employees are,” said Marla Brenneman, Branch Manager of Everence Federal Credit Union. 

Since the winter clothing drive started in 2013, momentum continues to grow along with the number of donations. Collected winter gear items nearly doubled in 2018 compared with prior years. Among the new and gently used items were 50 hand-crocheted hats from a local church group.

Winter clothing drive 2018

Everence presented 335 winter clothing items to The Window. Pictured from left to right: Ed Swartley, Executive Director of The Window; Scarlett Garrison, Director of Volunteers at The Window; Brent Miller, Managing Director for Everence Michiana; Marla Brenneman, Branch Manager for Everence Federal Credit Union; and Erwin Zacarias, Business Development Officer for Everence Federal Credit Union.

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