It is cold. REALLY COLD.
The homeless we pass on the street do not have the benefit of hitting a button on their thermostat to make themselves warmer.
While I was punching up the button to warm our house I thought about the guy I just saw sleeping near the abandon Subway. There must be a way I can help.
So today I brought over 6 sleeping bags to Loaves and Fishes Sacramento. The response was both great and sad at the same time. As I was taking the bags out of the car people started asking if they could have one. Sleeping bags can make a difference.
So I got to thinking....
"WHAT IF" we could get together a pool of money say $1000 to $1500 and buy 100 sleeping bags to help 100 people within our community be warmer. 100 wamer people before 2016!!
Even at a retail price of $15 like the ones we bought at Big 5 this seems like a no brainer.
So the big ask. Please donate $15. I will do the rest. My hope is that with better sourcing the donation of $15 can be stretched to 1.5 sleeping bags or more.
I don't want to go all Sales 101 on you, but that is 3 Starbucks mochas, 1 season of Homeland, or 2 drinks when you are out with a friend. For most of us $15 is not a lot, but for some it can now be a warmer nights.
If you are seeing this that means you are someone I know, someone who is very blessed to not be outside at night in the cold.
Let's do some good.
Thanks in advance.