Cowboy Pledge Winter Coat and Blanket Drive for the Road Home
On December 9th, 2013 Cowboy Pledge kicked off their annual coat and blanket drive for The Road Home homeless shelter located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The Road Home provides clothing and shelter to hundreds of families and individuals in the greater Salt Lake City area and to other organizations and shelters in Utah. During the winter months they make every effort to make sure no one is left out in the cold.
At the start of this year’s drive, flyers were distributed to every apartment in each Cowboy Properties apartment community along the Wasatch Front inviting our apartment residents to participate. Collection bins were provided in the clubhouse or office of each apartment community.
Our generous residents and staff members brought in several new or gently used coats, hats, scarfs and other winter clothing. They also donated new blankets and fleece throws, and several hand-made items including a large quilt. Residents also brought gently used blankets and quilts of all sizes. Other donations included women’s boots and shoes and new socks and gloves.
On Saturday December 21, 2013, several residents who live at the Harmony Gardens Senior apartments, in Taylorsville, Utah, joined with other volunteers and Cowboy Properties staff members, to sort and pack the donations. They filled three large bags with new items and 13 large bags with gently used items. The volunteers enjoyed working together and sharing some light refreshments, provided by Cowboy Pledge, when the work was done. The items were dropped off at the Road Home later that afternoon.
Cowboy Pledge thanks everyone who contributed to this effort and each volunteer who helped sort and repack the donated items.
The Road Home expressed their deep appreciation for all of the donations and they will see that they are used to help those in need.