On December 16th, 2017 we were thrilled to execute Act I of our plan to give a lil back to the world. Thanks to the generous support of our donors we were able to provide 22 massive garbage bags full of clothing to the homeless of Chicago!!! Well over 200 articles of clothing were given in a flash mob type fashion to those in desperate need of a smile and some warmth. This was all made possible solely because of the kindness and loving hearts of those who picked up what we’re trying to lay down.
You’re supposed to get smarter with age and while we don’t know if that happened we do know Act II was a whole lot larger than it’s predecessor. Our second Operation Warmth generated over 500 articles of clothing from over 75 different supporters. On January 12th, 2019 in the middle of a blizzard we went back out there and were able to provide all of these items to the homeless of Chicago. We were fortunate enough to have an amazing problem…too many things to hand out in a day so contacted a women’s shelter on the West Side for all children and female articles we had remaining and a men’s shelter on the Southwest Side for all remaining male articles.
For our third version, we’re looking to expand our impact even further! In addition to coats/hats/gloves/scarves/socks, we’re hoping to collect and distribute “Brigadier Packs”. These will consist of toothpaste, toothbrush, hand lotion, deodorant, feminine products, etc. to help out those in need beyond the basic coat drive level. We simply serve as the bridge between our amazing supporters and those in need. It’s each and every one of YOU who makes it possible and we’re thrilled to take this project on again this winter. Please contact us via our ‘Contact Us’ page or make a donation via our ‘Support The Brigade’ page.