Everence winter clothing drive keeps Goshen warm

Community shows immense generosity with increased number donations

The Goshen community donated a total of 182 cold-weather items for the third annual Everence® winter clothing drive.

The items were donated to The Window, a nonprofit, faith-based organization that provides services to meet the essential needs of anyone with limited income.

“The generosity of the Goshen community and Everence staff amaze me every year,” said Tim Martin, Branch Manager of Everence Federal Credit Union. “Since we started this drive three years ago, we have continued to gain momentum and increase the number of nice items we deliver to The Window. We had 50 donations more than last year.”

Collection boxes were set up in the credit union branch at 1301 College Avenue, Goshen, and the Everence corporate headquarters at 1110 North Main Street, Goshen. Community members and Everence staff filled the boxes with coats, scarves, mittens and other types of warm clothing. Among the new and gently used items were 33 hand-knitted hats.

"I’m thrilled that Everence and our community value helping others in need,” said Martin. “It’s one way we’re doing better together.”