By Michelle B.
ActioNet has teamed up with One Warm Coat Drive Program to collect clean, gently used coats and jackets, now through January 31, 2022. Across the country, millions of people faced health and financial challenges due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Children who are particularly susceptible to the cold will need the protection of a coat in the winter as they walk to school or wait at a bus stop. Additionally, children from low-income families often wear their coats inside their residences for added warmth. Families who were already struggling may find themselves unable to pay higher utility bills during the coldest months. For adults, a coat can provide warmth as they commute to work, often by foot or on public transportation. For men and women living on the street, a warm coat can mean the difference between life and death.
Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. One Warm Coat is a national not-for-profit organization that supports and encourages the donation of coats. It helps individuals, groups, companies, and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute the coats free to people in need.
This is a great opportunity to help those in need right here in our communities during the holiday season. No one should go cold this winter.
For more information, please visit the One Warm Coat Web Site http://onewarmcoat.org/.