Yesterday, December 18, Bollman Hats participated in the 8th annual Headwear for the Homeless event. CEO Don Rongione and other Bollman Hats representatives traveled to various shelters in Reading, PA to donate hats and cold weather accessories to people in need and to wish them a merry Christmas.
“It’s so great to see the smiles we put on everyone’s faces when we tell them the hats are totally free, just because we care. Everyone is so grateful and with all of the snow we’ve had this year they can definitely use a nice warm hat for the winter,” said Rachel Highley, Bollman Hats Executive Assistant.
Rongione agreed, adding “For as long as I’m CEO we will continue to participate in this event because it’s just a great thing to do and a wonderful way we can impact our community during the Christmas season.”
Some of the places the Bollman team visits each year include Mary’s Shelter and the Opportunity House which provides hot meals and a safe place to stay for over 100 men, women and children. Opportunity House is a multi-service organization with a primary goal of helping its residents achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Services include the first 24-7 Learning Center in the State, emergency, transitional and permanent housing, and the Children’s Alliance Center (CAC) providing services to children who have been sexually abused.