Do you have a coat you can spare?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MoodyBlues, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person -
    333

    Jan 27, 2011
    3,352
    1,557
    333
    Formerly UNIX/Linux programmer/sysadmin, now disab
    /home/LosAngeles
    With cold weather clamping down on some areas, there are many people who are lacking sufficient clothing to stay warm. If you have a gently used coat that you can spare, how about donating it? Its recipient will be warm, and you'll feel all warm and fuzzy. :D

    There may be coat drives in your area; checking the web sites of your local TV/radio stations and newspapers may provide info on those. Or you can use your favorite search engine to look online.

    Here are a few places I found:

    Salvation Army
    How to: Hold a coat drive
    One Warm Coat
     

    Advertisement

  2. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member
    223

    My job have coat drives, but it seems they haven't started this winter yet.
     
  3. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person -
    333

    Jan 27, 2011
    3,352
    1,557
    333
    Formerly UNIX/Linux programmer/sysadmin, now disab
    /home/LosAngeles
    Maybe give them a little nudge, saptech. :)
     
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... ....
    Moderator
    9,128

    Jun 23, 2010
    32,404
    30,590
    9,128
    Male
    Douglas, MA
    You can also check with your local churches for mitten trees. Quite simply, they put up a tree and you decorate it with pairs of mittens, gloves, and hats that will be distributed to children in need.
     
    MoodyBlues and Clementine_3 like this.
  5. Bearsyzf

    Bearsyzf Well-Known Member
    223

    Jul 23, 2010
    2,645
    851
    223
    Male
    Sandy Eggo, Ca




    Hmmm, i never heard of the Mitten tree before ....... that goes to prove that you can learn something new everyday :D
     
  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person -
    333

    Jan 27, 2011
    3,352
    1,557
    333
    Formerly UNIX/Linux programmer/sysadmin, now disab
    /home/LosAngeles
    I love that idea. Thanks for sharing.
     
    Unforgiven likes this.
  7. out of ideas

    out of ideas Well-Known Member
    93

    May 19, 2012
    641
    145
    93
    And if any of you are handy with stiching/sewing/quilting you could always use your leftover fabrics to make an ugly quilt.

    ugly quilts are sleeping bags for the homeless made with random leftover scraps of clean fabric you wouldnt be using other wise.

    Here's a couple relevant links and directions on how to make them.

    The Boston Project Ministries - Ugly Quilts

    THE SLEEPING BAG PROJECT
     
    MoodyBlues likes this.
  8. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person -
    333

    Jan 27, 2011
    3,352
    1,557
    333
    Formerly UNIX/Linux programmer/sysadmin, now disab
    /home/LosAngeles
    Excellent addition, ooi! Thank you. :D
     
  9. sfbloodbrother

    sfbloodbrother Well-Known Member
    5,223

    Jul 30, 2012
    6,109
    731
    5,223
    Male
    Full time student, Part time McDonalds crew
    Chicago IL
    Sorry I ride my bike everywhere eating in the winter snow. So I need three coats when I go outside.
     
  10. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues - Crazy peacock person -
    333

    Jan 27, 2011
    3,352
    1,557
    333
    Formerly UNIX/Linux programmer/sysadmin, now disab
    /home/LosAngeles
    I was just thinking, there are many other things that could help, too, in addition to those already mentioned in this thread: blankets, socks, sweaters, portable heaters, scarves, basically anything someone might need to stay warm.
     
  11. sfbloodbrother

    sfbloodbrother Well-Known Member
    5,223

    Jul 30, 2012
    6,109
    731
    5,223
    Male
    Full time student, Part time McDonalds crew
    Chicago IL
    The north face is advertising a new coat that's suppose to be really warm. But it's like $300
     
  12. pastafarian

    pastafarian P√Ętes avec votre foie
    VIP Member
    523

    Nov 4, 2009
    5,622
    4,625
    523
    Sales
    The Sea of Tranquility
    When I used my season tickets to Giant games, there was always a coat drive day and a canned food drive day. We would always screw them up and do the reverse. Coats on canned food day, canned food on coat day. I don't know what's worse, eating my old coat or trying to stay warm with a coat made of canned food? At least we always got the toy drive right. :)


    FWIW, we donate all our old clothing including coats to Donation Main Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island
     
    MoodyBlues and Unforgiven like this.

Share This Page

Loading...