Warm the Children has been a rewarding experience for the community we serve and the people who make the program possible. For those who’ve donated their time to help with the coordination and shopping over the years it has provided a sense of humanity, compassion and understanding of the economic hardships that many families of this area endure. Some who now help were once a recipient of the program and recall what having new, warm winter clothing meant to them.

For the Chronicle, it has been an opportunity to appreciate the warmth and generosity of our readership and wonderful people of our area. There are also many area organizations, businesses, worship fellowships, and anonymous individuals who donate year after year to the program.

We started the program here in 1994 and since then we’ve evolved in our name only, now called Warm the Children-Orleans County, Inc. But the original mission remains the same, to provide new winter outerwear for school-aged children and their families who reside in OrleansCounty. And every penny we receive goes directly to the fund to purchase the clothing.

Tracy Davis Pierce, Publisher
The Chronicle
Barton (Orleans County), Vermont