(Thoughts after our 6th annual coat and sweater drive for Rose Brooks Center)
I’m sitting for a moment reflecting on the generosity of our customers. They gathered coats and sweaters – and not well-used-won’t-wear-it coats and sweaters. Really, really great coats and sweaters. Wool. Down. Fleece. Silk. Coats and sweaters that can immediately be worn by the women at Rose Brooks Center. 420 coats and sweaters. Plus some scarves, hats, gloves and children’s coats.
For a sixth year we put out the call – new and gently-used winter coats and sweaters are always a great need for the women and children seeking shelter from domestic violence. And like the great, gentle, giving heart that we know is Kansas City, our World’s Window customers responded with donations that will wrap our “sisters” in warmth this winter and holiday season.
For this I am so grateful. That my retail store of over 30 years can be a conduit for the giving hearts of Kansas City is my Thanksgiving.