Nippy out, isn’t it? Ask any leaf: the cold is quite bracing, enough to turn some of us orange or yellow overnight, even to fall into a pile with one’s fellows, if only to keep warm. To keep people warm and healthy against the cold, Leith Honda is leading a coat drive, collecting warm outer layers for all ages in conjunction with the Raleigh Rescue Mission, from now until December 1.
Raleigh Rescue Mission is a fantastic homeless shelter that works to help those who need it the most. Most of us have so much to be thankful for and lots of bright moments in the weeks ahead. We’d like to ask you to think about the comfort and happiness that something as simple as a coat can provide, especially on cold nights when even the sprint from our car to a heated building can seem chilly.
RRM’s roots go back even further than Leith’s. Established in 1961, this worthy organization has eight years on the Leith Auto Group’s beginning. What we’d like to do in the next two weeks is collect as many coats as possible, all the way from infants to adults, so that those without a home can have an extra layer before winter arrives. We know that we’re all busy, so stop by Leith Honda any time to drop off your donation.
New or gently used coats are fine, though we must ask that all zippers be functional. If you’d like to go all Paddington bear and provide coats with buttons, that’s fine, too. Thermal and insulated inner layers are encouraged, as well as built-in hoods and a good, strong collar. We’ll hand the coats over to RRM on December 1 who will then distribute them through their network.
Thank you for your generosity, and don’t forget to stay warm out there yourself!