BLANKETS for the HOMELESS
Organized by: Keisha Richardson
Event Name: Thanksgiving Challenge
EVENT DATE Dec 12, 2014
Around this time, for the last seven (7) years, I would make a request for blanket donations, to collect and deliver to the homeless along the parameters of the neighboring shelters. One of the most common areas is The Bridge, and Dallas LIFE.
As the chilly winter weather is falling on a great portion of the U.S., there are serious concerns for many people who are at risk of bodily harm from the very cold temperatures.
The man-made poverty for people already living on the edge, severe cold poses a threat to their very lives as they confront the cold this winter which puts them at risk.
City warming centers are usually kept open for extended hours during the stretch of record-cold days--but once they do close for the night, people are forced to find someplace else to go.
Your physical or monetary donation would be of great assistance, as I will collect blankets up until December 12th.
**UPDATE: I am so very grateful for Mrs. Sylvia, for truly assisting and helping to take this blanket drive beyond numbers it has seen in the past seven years. The number of blankets collected in the past years were all greatly appreciated, but this year, I am truly overwhelmed with the responses, the love and consideration you all have given from just a simple request for a great cause.
Balfour Beatty, JC Penny's and the Kuria's, family, and friends had gone above and beyond in contributing to Blankets for the Homeless. You have no idea how much your contributions mean to me, yet alone, every individual receiving a blanket, jacket, sleeping bag, and clothing items. But it doesn’t stop there. An additional $300 was donated via https://www.crowdrise.com/blanketsforthehomeless/fundraiser/keisharichardson, which allows for more blankets to be purchased. How amazing is that!!
Again, thank you all for your generous gifts, and a very special thanks to the BRP Team at the Omni Garage project. Your works and efforts are truthfully appreciated!
Total we have collected 198 blankets.
10 Sleeping bags.
15 jackets for men.
16 jackets for women .
bags men’s, women’s and children’s clothing.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!