Today was the last day of the Coat/Boot Drive for the Open Door Mission.  Here is the thank you to the kind folks who had drop off stations at their business…

“On behalf of the Open Door Mission, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for you and your staff for your support of the Coat and Boot drive for women and children during the month of January. No doubt this has been one of the coldest winter months on record in Rochester in a long time and it has been especially hard on those we serve with clothing, shelter and food.

The women who have been visiting the clothing room at the Mission have testified that if it weren’t for the free clothing program their children would be going without the winter clothes they need to stay warm outside while waiting for the school bus. The mom’s are also grateful they don’t need to buy winter clothes for their children, but rather save that money to pay their abnormally high heating bills.

We are so very grateful for all of the many caring neighbors who support the work of Open Door Mission. Your generosity is what makes this outreach to our hurting neighbors very gratifying. Thank you again for your continued partnership as together we reach out to our neighbors in need to restore hope and change lives.”

Made me ever so grateful for the basics in life – food, clothing and shelter – and LOVE. And hopeful for what a community can do together, for the inevitable Spring, and for my mind and heart that function well and allow me to be my best self.

What are you grateful for?  What gives you hope?

Have a Nothing New Day! ~Kristin



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