NEFCU distributes 200 Blankets of Hope

WILLISTON, VT (January 23, 2020) — In 1998, to provide area community organizations with blankets to help Vermonters in need, New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) conducted its first Blankets of Hope  Drive. Now in its 22nd year, the NEFCU Blankets of Hope drive has collected and distributed thousands of blankets to organizations including the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS), Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Samaritan House, and others.

This year’s drive, conducted during the month of December, 2019, collected 200 blankets. After cleaning by Greer’s Professional Fabricare, the blankets were delivered to:

  • Howard Center
  • Committee on  Temporary Shelter (COTS)
  • Steps to End Domestic Violence
  • Tim’s House
  • Central Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO)

L to R: NEFCU’s Sarah Ricker and Laura Hamlin; Travis Poulin, Director, Chittenden Community Action.

About NEFCU (VT)

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU), headquartered in Williston, Vermont, is a member-owned financial institution serving Vermont and select counties in New Hampshire. For more information about membership requirements and benefits, visit


Simeon Chapin
Head of Social Impact


Molly Walsh
The Vermont Community Foundation
802-388-3355 ext. 264  

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