All Kinds of News for December 04, 2019
STRiV is spreading warmth this season, hosting a coat drive to collect clean, gently worn or new, warm coats for those in need. The students and employees at STRiV invite friends, neighbors, and colleagues to make a difference by donating to the coat drive and helping them reach their goal of collecting 100 coats and $250 (each dollar received warms one person).
“We embrace the principle of paying it forward, and are thrilled to partner with One Warm Coat to help those in need this winter. There are 39 million Americans living in poverty, who are struggling to pay their bills and support their families and are often unable to afford warm coats. In the Provo/Orem area alone, there are about forty-one thousand residents living in poverty. One Warm Coat’s program gets coats to those in need, for free. Everything we collect will be distributed in our community and help our neighbors stay warm this winter,” said Clark Hammond, Coat Drive Ambassador and Executive Director at STRiV.
Last year, more than 500,000 coats were distributed across North America to children, women and men in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program. “We are so grateful for our Coat Drive Ambassadors. It is because of our incredible volunteers that so many people receive the gift of warmth each year. The health effects of extreme cold are life-threatening. Thanks to STRiV’s efforts, many people in their community will be safe and protected this winter”, said Beth W. Amodio, President and CEO of One Warm Coat.
One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats. One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive. Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Over the past 27 years, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away more than 6 million coats.
STRīV is a social, emotional, and therapeutic support program for emerging adults struggling to navigate the challenges of college life and the road toward independence. Located in the heart of Utah County, STRīV students have access to traditional academics as well as vocational training opportunities through Utah Valley University.