Homelessness

Giving Warmth With Anton's Coats for Kids

Volunteers from barre3 and Circle of Hope loaded the COH van with bags of winter coats for homeless individuals

Volunteers from barre3 and Circle of Hope loaded the COH van with bags of winter coats for homeless individuals

For eight years, Circle of Hope has partnered with Anton's Coats for Kids to distribute winter coats to homeless children, women, and men in need. Each winter, we pick up dozens of bags of coats every week from Anton's collection sites. With the help of our all our donors and partners, COH gave winter coats to 4,400 children and adults last year.

With temperatures dropping and urgent requests pouring into COH, we began enlisting the help of volunteers from Circle of Hope and local businesses to sort and package the Anton's coats for delivery. In December, two volunteers from the fitness studio barre3 in Needham joined ten COH volunteers for a morning of coat sorting. Within two hours, the amazing volunteers sorted 550 coats, making it possible for us to quickly send the correct sizes to our partner shelters.

We are proud to partner with Anton's Coats for Kids and grateful to our community of volunteers for helping us keep vulnerable homeless individuals warm and healthy!