Last Sunday we kicked off our effort to gather 500 coats for the students of the 5 elementary schools in York City. You can read the whole story here, but this is a quick update on how you can help.
Take Tags: Thank you everyone who took an “I want to provide a coat” tag on Sunday. This Sunday we will have coat racks with more tags on them for those of you who were unable to get some. Also, consider taking some tags to “share” with others at friends, families, and co-workers. This ain’t selling girl scout cookies :-) (although I REALLY love girl scout cookies). This is NOT a fundraising event for actionchurch. This is simply folks putting their faith in action and providing coats for those who do not have them. I’m the worst “salesman” in the world but I can even feel comfortable asking others to help with that…
Bring Coats: If you took a tag. Bring back a new or like new coat. (Thanks SO MUCH for the folks who started bringing coats even before the tags were distributed!) Walmart currently has great children’s coats for around $13. Other stores have sales going on with prices that may be even lower. Consider buying a coat per week…or a coat per pay til christmas. Your generosity could make a big difference in a child of York’s winter this year. Collect used coats in great condition that may be just taking up closet space after being out grown. (Just make sure the coat is clean, not torn or damaged, and generally looks great. We never want to give something to others that we would want to give to our own kidz to wear to school.)
Business Drop off points: Right now we have two great business partners with more to come. Can’t make it to actionchurch on Sunday? You or your friends can drop off coats at the following locations:
Brooks Huff Tire
95 Sunset Dr
Manchester, PA 17345
My favorite Deli
The Styling Room
2446 Eastern Blvd
York, PA 17402-2901
Are you part of a business and would like to become a drop off point? Contact us here- firstname.lastname@example.org
Spread the word: In order to reach our Goal of 500 coat we need to spread the word. It may be as simple as taking cards to work or emailing the link to this website. We will also have opportunities for folks to go into our community and spread the word in some creative ways. We need your help…your ideas.