Local Utah mother and hometown hero, Kelly Jensen is on a mission to collect 1,000 coats for kids and families. Every year for the past 10 plus years Kelly does a service project to celebrate her birthday, and this year she teamed up with her sister Amy to collect coats, gloves, hats, scarves, and sweatshirts for all ages. They plan to donate the coats to Title One Schools (schools located in higher poverty areas) and work with community centers to distribute the coats to those in need. “We are trying to give each child a coat...so they do not have to check out or share a coat,” said Kelly.
If kids don’t have a coat more than likely, the rest of the family doesn’t have warm coats either or they are sharing coats. “Any and all donations of all sizes --including coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, and scarves will be so helpful.”
“We can make a huge difference in the lives of so many. Warmth is something everyone deserves,” she said.
New and gently used coats are being collected at 30 different drop-off stations throughout Utah. See more information and drop off locations on Kelly’s Instagram page @kellyejensen. Kelly is also accepting cash donations on her Venmo account @kellyejensen. “I found a great resource for buying good quality warm coats for $20. Today is the day to ask--will you link arms with me to serve others?”
“I always say, when you need help, send up your flare, so someone will know where to throw the lifeboat--so I am sending it and asking for help,” she said.
Thanks Kelly for being a Hometown Hero and working to make a difference in the lives of others.
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