PZNA's East Austin Coat Drive - Spreading Warmth Seeks Coat Donations
The PZNA’s East Austin Coat Drive – Spreading Warmth’s mission is to provide new or like-new coats, gloves, scarfs and hats during Austin’s winter months to youth and adult homeless shelters, women and children's domestic abuse safe houses and/or anyone in need. For the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.”
In recent years, Austin has been experiencing longer and colder winters. Life threatening Hypothermia can set in when temperatures are between 32F and 50F. But this is only one of many health risks that occur when exposed to cold weather over long periods of time.
And homelessness has no discretion. In November 2018, the Nation witnessed all the residents of Paradise, California lose their homes and all of their belongings in one of the worst wildfires the State of California has experienced to date. Closer to home, at least 55,000 residents in Texas are still displaced because of Hurricane Harvey.
The City of Austin is working to end homelessness and get people living on the streets into housing with the health and human services required to help them remain off the streets. However, this this is not an easy fix, and will take time with projects being phased in over the next several years.
Fortunately, through One Warm Coat, PZNA members and friends can take actions to make measurable differences to help men, women and children of all ages by simply searching through our closets for that coat that no longer fits or our dresser drawers to find a forgotten pair of gloves, a scarf or hat.
Starting on January 28th and ending February 18th, our East Austin community can spread warmth to our most vulnerable members in need. Let’s ensure that everyone in our community is healthy and warm.
PZNA's East Austin One Warm Coat Drive - Spreading Warmth 2nd Week By the Numbers
Drop-off your like-new coat, hat, scarf or pair of gloves to one of the three PZNA's East Austin Coat Drive - Spreading Warmth locations below. Each location has different operation hours of business.
**Note you can donate funds via credit card, check or transfer of stock using one of the One Warm Coat location drive drop-off location buttons below as well.