Rotary Club of Hamburg Sponsors 15th Annual Warm the Children Program
Although Western New York has enjoyed glorious, mild autumn weather, cold temperatures, snow and ice are sure to greet us in the coming weeks.  Over 400 youngsters will be ready for winter weather, some experiencing winter for the very first time. 
“As temperatures dip and snow falls, families participating in this year’s Warm the Children program have winter jackets, warm hats, gloves and cuddly pajamas, courtesy of caring individuals, organizations and local foundations, which have made generous contributions to this year’s Warm the Children program,” explains Elizabeth Angelbeck, who coordinates the program for Rotary Club of Hamburg each year.
Volunteer shoppers, who accompany families from the greater Hamburg area to Walmart, share stories of gratefulness on the part of parents, grandparents and even great grandparents, after they’ve selected new, warm clothing for their children. 
Warm the Children is the grateful beneficiary of a $4,000 gift from Ferrous Manufacturing in Hamburg, in addition to generous donations from Zonta Club of Hamburg/Orchard Park, Hamburg United Methodist Church, Frontier Central Retired Employees Association, Hamburg Central Retirees and other community members.
Tax deductible donations are still being accepted.  Giving levels include: Joyful Benefactor ($500 or higher); Caring Supporter ($200-$499); Special Friend ($100-$199).  However, donations in ANY amount are greatly appreciated!  Those wishing to contribute may do so by making checks payable to Warm the Children Fund, and either mailing or bringing donations to Evans Bank, 5999 S. Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075.  Or, contributions may be made online at