What is Project Warm Us?
Project Warm Us is an initiative to get some much needed warmth to the homeless in Dallas, Texas. The goal is to gather as many warm clothing items as possible each year by Thanksgiving Day. We collect the following items:
- Coats (Jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters are good too)
- Scarves, knit hats & gloves
- Socks (new only, please)
For current details, please visit the Project Warm Us website or find us on social media @projectwarmus.projectwarm.us
How did Project Warm Us start?
It started with a phone conversation that went something like this. . . “Hey, I have a few coats I want to donate to the homeless. Do you know a good place?” Then it turned into, “How about if we both start collecting coats from everyone we know, see how many we can get and bring them down to Dallas in early November?” Of course, we couldn’t stop there. Then it was, “Let’s set a crazy goal of 5,723 coats and blankets! (The 5,700 is the approximate homeless ‘point in time’ count in Dallas and 23 is the day we had this idea) We can get businesses, churches and individuals to help us out. We’ll blast it out on social media and tell everyone we can!”
In its first year, the goal of 5,723 was exceeded by collecting 6,766!! Every year we try to collect as many warm items as we can.