12-Year-Old Collects 1,000 Coats For The Homeless
While some kids were spending their holiday season writing letters to Santa, playing outside and enjoying time off from school, one very special kid was doing something incredible. 12-year-old Makenna Breading-Goodrich went door to door in her neighbordhood collecting coats for the homeless. She dropped off about 1,000 items at Phoenix Rescue Mission Shelter.
“It gets really cold around here at night, like 30 degrees, and I want to make sure homeless people aren’t walking around without jackets or blankets at night!” Makenna said. “I just want people to know someone cares about them.”
This is something new for the do-gooder. Makenna has been taking donations for four years through an organization she started, Makenna’s Coats for a Cause. Each November, she begins traveling her neighborhood collecting jackets on her red wagon.
“Something small can make a big difference,” she told People. “I want this to spread. A little kindness can inspire others!”
It is the season of giving and Makenna is doing her part!