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Yankee Heritage Tole Chapter Community Service

For many years, YHT (Yankee Heritage Tole Chapter) Community Service efforts have supported two important projects, Treasure Boxes for Visitation House and Veterans and Kelley Backpacks for children entering emergency Foster Care.

This year, we have decided to also support Holiday Cards for our Military Challenge. Help YHT support this project by preparing Holiday Cards to send to our service men and women. Check out their website at militaryholidaycardchallenge.com for more information about participation including suggestions about types and sizes of cards, messages, and how to sign.

The website also includes the address of where to send cards. Cards can be your own creation or cards that you have purchased. Deadline of October 31 is recommended for cards going overseas. Cards are welcome after that date as well. They will be given to veterans in New England.

What a wonderful opportunity to let our service men and women know that they are appreciated and supported. 

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Kelley Backpacks

Kelley Backpacks is a charity program established by medical students at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
This program provides backpacks to children and infants being discharged from the hospital into emergency foster care. Backpacks are gender and age specific and are filled with a blanket, a stuffed animal, pajamas, toiletries, and age appropriate activities. The backpacks give the children something that is theirs to keep and helps them to feel cared for. Thanks goes out to YHT members
who have generously donated backpacks and the items to fill them.

For more information visit their Facebook page Kelley Backpacks

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Visitation House

Visitation House is located in Worcester, MA. This residential program helps pregnant women in crisis prepare for the birth of their babies. It also helps them prepare for their life together after their babies are born by providing assistance with housing, education, and employment. Treasure Boxes are donated to the new mothers to be used to save their family photos and special memorabilia.

Learn more about Visitation House .

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Painting for Veterans

Painted boxes are being donated to Disabled American Veterans housing programs located in Leominster and Gardner, MA. These transitional and sober-living programs provide housing and services to disabled veterans.

Learn more at https://www.davma.org