My friend Lin called me a few days ago and asked me a simple question.
“I have a few coats I want to donate. Do you know a good place where they can maybe help someone in need? Maybe a homeless shelter?”
Well, if you’ve ever met Lin, she’s my sister from another mother. So that question turned into this…
“How about if we both start collecting coats from everyone we know, see how many we can get and bring them down to Dallas in early November?” Of course, we couldn’t stop there. The it evolved into, “Let’s set a radical goal of 5,723 coats and blankets! (The 5,700 is the approximate homeless ‘point in time’ count in Dallas and 23 is the day we started this idea) We can get businesses, churches and individuals to help us out. We’ll blast it out on social media and tell everyone we can!”
Thus projectwarm.us was born. Here’s the skinny…
What is projectwarm.us?
Project Warm Us is just a way to get some much needed warmth to the homeless. Our goal is to collect 5,723 coats and blankets to be distributed to the homeless population in Dallas. We will be passing these on to ourcalling.org for distribution on Thanksgiving day. See below for all our distribution partners.
How can I help?
Donate your new or gently used coats and blankets. Any gender, any size, adults, kids, it doesn’t matter. We need them all. The drop-off locations will be posted as we arrange the locations. Continue reading