Bored Panda editor, Dovas, looks at how an 8th birthday party was transformed into a charitable clothing donation opportunity that will help to keep a number of Canada’s homeless a little warmer this winter. Bored Panda is a leading art, design and photography community for creative people that helps artists and creators turn their stories into must-read viral content.

These Kids In Canada Tied Coats To Street Poles To Help Homeless Prepare For Winter

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Dovas | Bored Panda | 11/20/15

Though it’s a bit early, one woman (and a whole bunch of kids) has already shown us what the holiday spirit is really all about. Worried about what the homeless would do during the coming winter, Tara Smith-Atkins, her eight-year-old daughter, and seven of her friends gathered winter coats and tied them to street poles throughout the city of Halifax for the homeless to claim.


Making to Most Out Of Your Next Clothing Donation Drive

Instead of traditional birthday party fun and games, Tara Smith-Atkins’ daughter and friends chose to make a difference with a small act of kindness by taking their clothing donation collection to the streets to help homeless people stay a little warmer during Canada’s brutal winter.

Your organization can also choose a new way to make an impact with your own clothing donations by leveraging mobile marketing to get the word out. Instead of depending solely on the usual flyers and other advertising that may cost your nonprofit a lot of money. Promote your next drive by sending out text messaging to your supporters to ask for their clothing donation. If your org runs a thrift store, text messaging can help you have a successful clothing donation sale event by promoting any special discounts or offers.

Increase response rates to your clothing donation social media posts, email, and direct mail by sending out simultaneous supporting text updates to your network of supporters, donors and volunteers.

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