Everyone remembers to give to charity during the holidays, but we sometimes forget that January is one REALLY COLD month. A friend of mine recently held a playdate with an awesome theme. It was a winter coat drive for children at a local elementary school.
She set up a normal park playdate (we were to all meet her at the park at 10 a.m. on a Thursday), but added the option to bring a coat or two with you that she would then pass along to her sister who is a teacher at the school.
Winter Coat Drive & Playdate – Fun and Charitable
If you’d like to hold a coat drive of your own, here’s the snippet she posted to describe the playdate. Feel free to adapt it for your own use.
One of the things that always broke my heart as a teacher when the weather got cooler was seeing students that didn’t have a warm coat or winter clothing.
After recently talking with my sister who teaches second grade and another friend who teaches Kindergarten at **school name withheld** I was hoping our group could make an impact with this issue.
I will be working with the guidance department at the school to distribute the items we collect to families in need at this school.
We are collecting new or gently used items:
*Winter clothing (fleece items and sweat shirts/sweat pants)
*Hats, scarves, gloves, etc.
Thank you for helping a child keep warm this winter!
Winter Coat Drive Gets Kids Involved in Charity
That was it – short, sweet, effective. She had a good turnout and raised awareness for an important cause. It served as an awesome lesson for the kids involved as well.
I hope you can use this idea to spur moms into action in your own community. Good luck!
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