WARSAW — Each December, United Way volunteers fill bags with scarves, hats, gloves, chapstick, underwear and socks for children in the community.
Bags are then delivered to area schools to be given out to those kids most in need.
The public can register to reserve their bags to fill by visiting the United Way website.
Bags need to be filled and delivered to either the United Way office in Warsaw by Dec. 14 or to the Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Superintendent’s Office in Columbia City by Dec. 15.
“Sometimes, it can be easy to overlook the obvious,” said Darren Bickel, United Way president. “Winter gets very cold in Indiana. Every morning, thousands of children stand at a bus stop or walk to school. United Way wants to make sure those mornings are just a little bit warmer.”
United Way’s Fill-It-Up initiatives are an ongoing way for community members to contribute much-needed items to children in need. Fill-It-Up initiatives collect school supplies, winter gear, and comfort items for children in crisis.