Warm the Children is a program whose mission is to keep local children of families in need warm by providing them with new, winter clothing. To qualify, families must reside in one of the following towns or villages:  Hamburg, Blasdell, Angola, Derby, Boston, North Collins, Lake View, Evans, Eden or Brant. The mission is accomplished through cooperative efforts of Warm the Children, Inc., the Rotary Club of Hamburg (serving as our local, charitable partner), schools, churches, social service agencies and Sears department store, located in the McKinley Mall.
 
The goal of Warm the Children is to provide new, warm winter clothing to children of families in need who are identified and referred to the program by school social workers in Hamburg, Frontier, Eden, North Collins and Lake Shore school districts, local church outreach/mission teams and social service organizations, such as The Salvation Army, People, Inc. and Catholic Charities.  In 2016, our goal was to serve 450 children. As a result of increased donations, we were able to provide winter clothing to 457 youngsters!  In 2017 and in 2018, our goal will be to increase the number of children served to 500.
 
FAMILIES IN NEED MUST CONTACT THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICT OR LOCAL CHURCH FOR ELIGIBILITY AND REFERRAL INFORMATION.