It’s never easy to see people living on the street, but with the kind of weather most of the US has been experiencing, it’s impossible not to think of the suffering that the homeless must be enduring this frigid January. Please take a moment today to look through your closet for any old coats, gloves, scarves, and hats you might not need anymore, and drop them off at your local homeless shelter. It’s easy to find a place to drop off coats you’d like to donate. An organization called One Warm Coat provides a list of places around the country where you can donate your much-needed outerwear: http://onewarmcoat.org/donate/donate-a-coat/ In Washington, you can drop off coats at So Others Might Eat, as well as many other locations. The link for SOME is http://some.org/donate-goods/. It’s a small but tangible way for each of us to ease the suffering of another, and it doesn’t cost a thing. And it’ll give you a nice warm feeling inside.
Former White House Social Secretary and co-author of Treating People Well with Jeremy Bernard.