Donate a coat to someone who needs it

Update from Felix on 6th December:  “The collection is going well so far but next week is the last week to donate! So please please please give what you can. There will be another chance to collect a leaflet, at the end of the Church services this week, if you require any information.”

Felix Cole, one of our young people from Authentic has a challenge for us:

“Last year around Christmas time St John’s donated 150 second-hand coats for people who needed them. I’m collecting again this year and hoping that people will collect coats at their work or school from their friends. This is what you need to do:

“Decide where you want to collect coats and choose a place and time or the collection.
Collect the coats.
Bring them to St John’s and leave them in the box in the Main Hall.”

Felix added: “The last date for dropping off coats at St John’s is Sunday 9th December. I will take the coats to charities that need them.”

Any queries on this speak to Felix Cole or contact The Church Office or ring 0121 427 4601.

6th Dec 2012 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 2

2 Responses

  1. Caroline Gilmour-White says:

    Hello Felix

    This project sounds really good. Could there be a bit of feedback – where the coats go, how far afield, any special stories, that sort of thing so that donors of coats could know this?

    • Felix Cole says:

      Hi Caroline,

      Last year all 150 of the coats went to a homeless charity run by Christians in Birmingham. They said how grateful they where to have received them and how useful the coats were throughout the winter. I will be giving the same charity some coats this year and I am working with Denis Hennigan for the first time to distribute coats to other chatries as well. The more coats that are donated, the more charities we can give to.


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