In December of 2010, I held my first coat drive. I was inspired by people in my life who were very quick to help anyone in need, and I want to be one of those people It was a very long time ago, but I know what it is like to have to be outside in cold weather without proper warm clothing.
For anyone just starting out, www.OneWarmCoat.org is a fantastic resource! You will find all kinds of advice tol help you plan and conduct a successful drive. You can also advertise your coat drive on their website, and at the end they will send you a cute certificate to recognize your efforts.
It doesn’t matter what you do, or how much you can help – what matters is that you find a way to help, and get started! Do what you can, when you can.
Moxie’s first coat drive, 2010
Moxie is co-Founder of the Louisiana Initiative, and a regular contributor for S.T.A.N.D.