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One Warm Coat
One Warm Coat
In my ongoing effort to post ways we can support charities with items instead of (or in addition to) cash, today I am highlighting One Warm Coat.
From their website:
The organization’s goal is to ensure that anyone who needs a coat has one. Providing this simple yet vital need helps people live productive lives year round.
Close to 3 million coats have been collected and distributed through One Warm Coat activities since 1992.
Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for the now nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.”
Visit the website to find a donation location near you. Of course, you can donate funds, or hold your own coat drive, too.
Being cold is one of my least favorite things. I have heard being cold, and unable to get warm, as dehumanizing. I would agree. Look through your closet and see if you have a gently used, One Warm Coat that could be donated. All sizes and types are needed.