Collection Ideas

Spread the Word

Social Media:  Blast this out on your selected social media sites…  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs, Friend Feed, Readit, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Google+…  Tell your friends you are collecting coats and blankets for the homeless.  Contact us when you have your stash and we’ll make distribution arrangements.

Hashtag #projectwarmus

392202_2609657686694_1412531106_2979807_1359326955_nTake a selfie:  Okay, it doesn’t have to be a selfie, but take some photos of your items.  Hashtag your photos #projectwarmus  and we can see and repost your stories.  We always get some interesting coats and blankets with some great stories behind them.

Use the mini flyers:  We know printing isn’t cheap, especially in color.  The mini flyers are available on our resource page and are very small.  Print a couple of pages of them and hand them out.

Trick or Treat:  Halloween is coming up.  Use our special Halloween mini flyers to let your neighbors know about Project Warm Us.  If you’re a drop location, have your collection box outside that night.

 

Group Involvement

Involve your kids:  This is a great teaching opportunity to teach your kids the value of helping others.  Some Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops can get credit (badges) for this type of thing.

Group promotion:  If you’re involved with any type of group gathering, ask if everyone will bring just one item to your next meeting.  This helped us so much the first year we started.  The power of a group of people to propel this forward is amazing.

 

Shop

Go to garage sales:  These are not only good places to buy items to donate, but if you tell people what you’re collecting for, I bet they would donate a couple of coats and/or blankets.  Ask people if they have any blankets or coats left after the sale, that you’ll come pick them up.

Thrift store $1 days:  CCA in The Colony and Lewisville have $1 clothing racks on occasion.  This is doubly good since they’re a local charity.  You’re supporting programs in those communities and you’re helping the homeless by making purchases from thrift stores.

 

Other Ways to Help

Be a drop point:  You don’t have to add your address to our site to do this.  Just tell your friends they can drop off at your house, then you contact us for pick up.

Give a coat instead of plastic crap:  We really do mean that in the most loving way.  :)  Buy a coat then give a card saying you donated a coat in that person’s name.

Moving?  Moving blankets are awesome!  They’re durable and warm.  Those sure qualify!