This Woman Is Tying Coats Around Lamp Posts… And It’s Such A Good Idea.
When Gabriella Kaper saw that her local Goodwill store in Maine, Portland was having a $1 sale, she bought five winter jackets. She took the coats and wrapped them around light posts in the city with a note that read, “I am not lost. Please take me if you need me.”
The 20-year-old returned the next day to find that all the jackets were gone. The college student has begun a movement in her city as more people are leaving coats, mittens, and scarves for the homeless.
Communities across North America are working hard to keep the less fortunate warm as temperatures fall below freezing. Kaper has no plans of slowing down; "I plan to go back every Monday for as long as it’s cold out. If I help someone, then I feel like I accomplished something.”
“I put them on light posts so they’re higher up so people can see them and they’re up as a display to catch people’s attention,” Kaper says.
Just spotted these jackets in downtown Portland. Nice to see people doing good this holiday season! pic.twitter.com/X9ANddbeND— Grady Trimble (@Grady_Trimble) December 1, 2015
We live in a caring community! Great to see coats downtown for whoever might need one in this cold weather. pic.twitter.com/kRAvIlWdDV— FEED NOVA SCOTIA (@FEEDNOVASCOTIA) November 16, 2015
In Canada, Tara Smith-Atkins started the 'coats on a pole' last year to keep those in need warm.
The kindness of strangers can be found as far as the United Kingdom. Andrea Lisa Robson started a Facebook page to get more people to join in and help out.
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Source: Style Mic