Each year MAAC partners with Project Warmth to collect financial donations to help those in need during severe weather. These financial contributions are used to help keep individuals in our community safe by assisting with heating and cooling costs when it matters most. It’s important to remember though, that money isn’t the only way to donate to the cause. Project Warmth also collects coats and blankets for those in need during this time of year as well. There are a wide array of items that Project Warmth accepts including new and gently used coats and jackets anywhere from child to adult sizes. In addition, they collect new and gently used blankets of all types as well. The donations are shared among approximately 70 shelters and other social service providers throughout the Kansas City area. These service providers then distribute these items to those in need throughout the winter months.
One way to donate items is by attending the annual Turkey Trails 5K/10K this weekend where they will be collecting coats and blankets for Project Warmth. The race will take place at Waterfall Park near Bass Pro in Independence, Mo this Saturday November 22, 2014 at 8 am. You can either register to run in the race (registration continues until race day) or you can just come to watch the fun and drop off your donation. When you donate a coat or blanket on race day you will also receive a ticket to enter a raffle! If you can’t come to the race you can also visit Bodies Health and Fitness where they will have a donation bin for Project Warmth all month long.
We believe Project Warmth is a great cause and if you’re interested in learning more you can check out www.ProjectWarmthKC.com.