by Angela Malizia
Did you ever go outside on a freezing cold day and realize you forgot your warm coat? Most likely you were able to go back and get it.
Some people don’t have that warm coat waiting for them.
You may have seen it? Perhaps it caught your eye at the store or online? Could it be one that hangs in your closet but you don’t wear it anymore? Or the one your child has grown out of?
You will recognize it. It’s the one that has a special powers - to warm two people, inside and out.
We have seen that warm coat’s ability first hand. During past coat drives, we have experienced moments filled with spontaneous hugs between giver and receiver. And we've also seen tears appear not just in the eyes of the recipient but also in the eyes of anyone near.
Knowing someone cares in a time of despair can bring a special type of warmth and healing to someone’s heart. Maybe, to our own hearts.
Do you have some warmth to share with someone who needs it this winter? You can be a part of it. Be inspired and inspire others.
Be a Backyard Humanitarian this winter and provide that warm coat for someone.
Give. Bring that warm coat to one of our community partner collection locations listed on our website.
Collect. If you want to have your own BH coat collection, please contact us to register your drive.
Volunteer. You can be part of the coordinating, collecting, sorting, delivering or giving.
Request. Help get that warm coat to someone you know who needs one.
This is Backyard Humanitarian's 7th Annual Coat Drive.
Since, 2010, we have joined together to provide more than 5,000 people with warm coats.
Be Cool, Keep Someone Warm!