For the next few months, the Paradiso Insurance Team will be collecting all kinds of clothing for children in foster care, DCF care or for children in lower income families who need assistance this year. Hillary, our personal lines manager, came up with this wonderful idea last year and it was such a success that we wanted to help bring the joy back again this year!
What can you donate?
We are asking people who wish to donate to provide any new or gently used winter items such as jackets, socks, slippers, pajamas, blankets, hats, mittens, gloves, snow pants or snow boots. The goal is to help keep children warm during these cold winter
Where do I bring my donations?
We are asking for donations to be dropped off at our office, on 8 E. Main Street in Stafford Springs – just ask for Hillary! We would also love to get a picture of everyone who donates so we can properly thank them for their contribution on our social media pages. But don’t worry, those who are camera shy can always opt out of being in the photo and we will post a picture of your donation and thank you by name.
What if I can’t drop off my donation?
If you are unable to drop off your donations at the office located at 8 East Main Street in Stafford Springs, then anyone at the office will be more than willing to come and collect those donations for you. Simply call our office and ask for Hillary and we will be happy to set up a pick up time for us to come grab your items.
We have also had some people choose to purchase their donations online via Amazon, Walmart, Kohl’s, etc. and choose to have them shipped directly to our office. This process is absolutely welcomed and can make it much easier for those who don’t live close by, but still wish to join in. We simply ask that you please leave a note within the package, or give us a call to let us know that it is on it’s way and so that we may know who to thank for their wonderful donations.
How long is this going on for?
While we want to get these wonderful donations to the children for Christmas so that they have something to open on Christmas day, we will still be accepting donations into January and February as well. This way more children can receive assistance and we can keep the holiday spirit alive, well into the new year!
At Paradiso Insurance, giving back to our community is at the heart of our company culture. It’s important to us to help those who are less fortunate, especially during the winter months when the temperatures go below freezing. We would like to thank everyone in advance for helping us bring smiles to so many children in need this holiday season. Together, we can make sure that every child is well dressed to protect them from the cold this winter season. For more information or if you have any questions, please give us a call at 860-684-5270.