SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Freedom Credit Union’s 11 branches in western Massachusetts need your help.

The clock is ticking for them to accept winter clothing to homeless families in need in the Springfield area. With their tenth annual clothing drive entering its final week, there’s a dire need to provide people served by the Massachusetts Coalition for the homeless.

“We are actually looking for any gift of warmth, so blankets, hats, mittens, and gloves,” Melin Menas explained. “And new this year, we’re actually asking for pajamas as well.”

Natasha Cassidy told 22News that “it just warms your heart knowing that we’re giving back to the community that all the branches are serving right now, everything stays local.”

You can drop off the warm clothing donations anytime through the end of January at any of the 11 Freedom Credit Union branches in the Springfield area.

Cash donations will be used to purchase blankets and clothes for homeless families. The Freedom Credit Union also does another annual campaign, “A Bed for Every Child” in the Spring.