Welcome to Winter

Rutland Resource Officer delivering hats and mittens donations to Rutland area schools.

Welcome to Winter and Cozy Cruiser

When the first snows begin to fall in November, area teachers often observe in their classrooms an urgent need for basic cold weather gear. UWRC partners with community donors to provide hats and gloves or mittens to the children of Rutland County by collaborating with area schools to identify and distribute according to need.

With a little help from the Cozy Cruiser, our targeted impact Welcome to Winter program provided hats and mittens to over 1900 children with 27 school partners in Rutland County in 2022. 

Rutland County donors for 2021-22: Vermont Country Store and Mark Foley

Box of children's hats filled with gloves and mittens.