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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Warm Winter Coats


Being warm in the winter is something that I think a lot of people take for granted. There are a lot of people who have a hard time achieving that, though, partly because winter coats can be very expensive. If you know of a coat drive in your area, I encourage you to contribute to it. Go through your closets for gently used coats.

I volunteer once or twice a week at a clothing pantry (Is that the right word? Like a food pantry gives away food, we give away clothes) and we are always in need of children's coats (at least this time of year). There are a lot of thin jackets, but few heavy coats. Also men's coats. I assume this is because men buy fewer coats and wear them out before getting new ones.

If you don't have any gently used coats, it's a great idea to check out the Salvation Army or other thrift stores and buy some to donate. I've found a nice kid's parka for $1 once, and today I bought several coats for around $4 apiece.

6 comments:

Rahul said...
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Handmade Joy said...

Great idea - I just went through coats the other day and have several to find new homes for :).

Rachel said...

I agree..coats are expensive! I rarely buy a nice heavy one because of the cost...so just imagine families who have several people to provide for all at once every year. When my friend and I collected coats for the homeless here in Dallas a few weeks ago, we had the same problem. Most of the coats donated were jackets..not coats. But its definitely a tough time of year for lots of folks, so I'm glad you brought this up!

bee said...

Great idea. I did not realize that "coats" were hard to get. Never thought about it. Good to make us aware of that.

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