Not everyone in Frederick has a warm bed, food on the table or a roof over their heads and sometimes the rest of us aren’t sure how we can help. In 2017, Federated Charities launched The Mitten Project by inviting the community to participate in a small action to reach out in kindness during the cold, winter months. Together, we have given away thousands of pairs of mittens (plus scarves, gloves, jackets and socks) to anyone who needs them.
Starting on Frosty Friday each year (2021 launch date: November 26th) until New Year’s Day, mittens are available on our Market Street fence, no questions asked. All we ask is that if you have an extra pair, share it and if you need a pair, take one. Frederick is a great place to keep warm together.
P.S. Mitten collection starts anytime you drop off a pair at 22 South Market Street…let us know if you’d like a collection box for your workplace!
Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return
-Roy T. Bennett
Our front fence has adult mittens and gloves on available Frosty Friday through New Year’s Day. If your hands are cold and you need a pair of gloves, take a pair…if you would like to give a pair away, leave a pair on the fence.
Check out what the FNP said about the project here!
The Mitten Project is one of Federated Charities’ compassionate community service programs, like our Community Table project or our Rapid Response emergency grants. It is a perfect way for you to give back to the city you love at the holidays! Our mission is to engage the community in the work done by nonprofits in Frederick. We use our building to support the kind of work that makes life better for individuals and families. Our nonprofit center offers local organizations access to shared resources and reduced overhead costs so they can focus on their missions.
We are excited to announce that because of COVID-19 and generous volunteers, Federated Charities will be packaging and placing face masks (not mittens) on our Market Street fence throughout the summer and fall. If you have clean, unused masks to donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange for you to drop them off and we will pack them up to share with the community.
If you’d like to leave a pair of mittens or gloves, come visit us and hang them on our holiday garland on the garden fence!
We are located in downtown Frederick, MD at 22 South Market Street, Suite 1.
Federated Charities is the only nonprofit center in Frederick and offers affordable, operational space to emerging and established nonprofit organizations.