Sweats for Vets provides sports-team hoodies (other items too) that offer both warmth and pride to homeless veterans across the Greater New England area by rallying many dedicated volunteers and generous donors.
This important initiative came from the amazing work that my 6th grade
classes at A.M.S.A. do every year just before Christmas. Right around
Thanksgiving, my students start to collect winter hats, gloves and socks
for the homeless veterans shelter in Worcester. The hard work,
compassion, and dedication of my students have raised over 1,000 gifts
since they began.
Just before Christmas 2011, a parent of one of my students was up at
the Veterans' Homeless Shelter in Worcester (run by Vets, Inc.). She saw
a veteran with a Washington Redskins sweatshirt and commented that
he was in Patriots' Nation. He quietly responded, "I know, but it is the
only shirt I have." This story still brings a tear to my eyes.
Absolutely no veteran of our country should be
homeless, or without proper clothing.
We would like to offer a Boston team's sweatshirt to the homeless veterans at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Vets, Inc., and all of the other New England based homeless shelters serving our veterans.
Thank you very much for you gifts of kindness. Please share the link...
Sweats for Vets
c/o Mark Vital
12 Gordon Road
Marlborough, MA 01752