In this season of considering what we are thankful for, how many of us are thankful for being warm? Coats for Christmas seeks to help collect coats for the homeless on the streets of Atlanta and Gainesville. This ministry was started through the vision of a couple of guys from The Vine Church in Braselton, Georgia, five years ago. Over the past four years, we have distributed over 2500 coats, sweaters, windbreakers, scarves, and gloves. Please get a bag from The Vine (or you can use your own) and fill it with coats, sweaters, windbreakers, scarves, and gloves. It does not matter the thickness of the garments, the key to warmth is layering. Please take a second bag and invite someone from your Oikos (family, friend, neighbor, fellow student or co-worker) to join you in collecting coats.
Our goal this year is to have 1200 coats, sweaters, windbreakers, scarves, and gloves.
We are going out on Christmas Eve in Gainesville, GA to serve the homeless in our local area. We will meet at The Vine Church at 9:15 a.m. to head to our distribution location. We will pass out coats from 10 – 11 a.m. and head back to The Vine, or you can head home from Gainesville.
We will gather on Christmas Day at 10 a.m. at The Vine Church to serve the homeless in downtown Atlanta. We will pass out Coats from 11 – 1 p.m. and then head back. We should be back at The Vine at 2 p.m. or you are welcome to leave directly for home if you do not caravan.
If you have any questions, please email Coats4Christmas@gmail.com