Let’s Warm Things Up!
By Leah Sonsalla, Case Management Intern
Although the calendar may claim it's fall, the weather near Daily Work feels more like winter. The temperature has dropped and so have a few snowflakes. Even though the weather is colder, it’s still nice to walk outside, bundled up with a warm coat, to see all the beautiful fall leaves adorning the trees.
Sadly, our job seekers don’t always have the luxury of a nice, warm coat. When people are struggling to maintain employment, everything in their life is impacted.
What it would be like for you if you lost your job? How would your life change if many months went by and you could not find good work? Can you imagine walking outside in the cold without a jacket? Can you imagine being without a car and waiting (and waiting and waiting) in the cold for the next bus?
This fall I decided to look through my winter coats and decide which ones I can part with and donate; I encourage you to do the same. Daily Work accepts a limited number of coats that we donate to job seekers; gloves and hats are also a critical need for job seekers. You can donate office supplies, stamps, paper and other things that support job seekers, too. Our wish list is listed below.
Donating a coat doesn’t just provide warmth to the person who will wear it. Donating is a compassionate action that can bring warmth to your heart and a smile to your face. At one point or another, we all have struggled and been in the cold, literally or figuratively. Each day, you have the chance to protect others from the cold. Gift a coat, hat, gloves, or something else to job seekers at Daily Work and encourage others to do the same. Your donations make the world a warmer, more compassionate place for everyone.
Our Wish List
- Office paper
- Paper clips
- 8-ounce recyclable cups for hot beverages
- 8-ounce recyclable for cold beverages
- Gift certificates for office supplies
- Good office chairs
- Digital camera
- Two pocket folders