Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

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.

In Canada, Tara Smith-Atkins started the 'coats on a pole' last year to keep those in need warm.

In Canada, Tara Smith-Atkins started the 'coats on a pole' last year to keep those in need warm.

Tara Smith-Atkins

Tara Smith-Atkins

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.

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.

Davina Canning

City of Chetek

Source: Style Mic

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