For the last six years, I have been collecting blankets and coats at my school and local churches for the homeless. I also write grant letters to major companies in New England. If companies donate grant money we buy coats or boots or other items to help the shelters. Over the six years we have collected and donated thousands of blankets / thousands of sheets / thousands of coats to four primary shelters in Boston
New England Shelter of Homeless Veterans
St Francis House
The idea came after seeing many homeless on a vacation. Later that year I read a Boston Globe article that stated that there was a blanket shortage. I hope to continue and grow the project along with the help of my parents.