On Monday, those items were handed out to those who need them in Pickering Square. Organizers said that cold temperatures and predictions of a snowstorm later this week made distributing the warm blankets even more important.
"We have a lot of people that live, you know, on couches or live in the rough on a cold night that can't go to the homeless shelter. It's tough," said Andrea Littlefield, director of development for the Bangor-based nonprofit.
Littlefield said about 300 blankets and sleeping bags were donated. In addition, local businesses donated coffee, donuts and pizza that also were given away.