You can make a big impact on a child’s life by giving something as simple as a new coat.
We need your help keeping local children warm this winter. From now through Saturday, November 14, we are collecting coats and other warm clothing items to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Clothes for Kids and NW Center.
Please bring any new or gently used coats, sweaters, gloves, hats and scarves to any one of our six branches: Auburn, Alderwood, Beacon Hill, Federal Building (downtown), Northgate and Wallingford. Branch addresses can be found here.
You can make a big impact on a child’s life by giving something as simple as a new coat. A representative named Richard from St. Vincent de Paul related this story to a Verity staff member. (The following is paraphrased):
A young girl arrived at the facility one day to receive her new coat. She was accompanied by her 16-year old brother. I asked the brother if he too was there to pick up a coat and he shyly said no, that he was just there with his sister. I noticed that the coat he was wearing was well worn and was much too small. After talking with the boy, I found out that the coat he was wearing had been given to him when he was 10, six years ago! I told him to pick out a coat for himself and his reaction was priceless. The look on his face and especially in his eyes expressed extreme gratitude. The smile he wore as he put on his new coat lit up the room.
Will you help us give a child a reason to smile this winter?
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