If the coat fits…
Last time I was on a coat distribution, there was an amazingly warm khaki winter coat with a furry lining. It was so warm I really wanted someone to get the benefit of it but I think some people were wary of carrying it around so no one took it.
Our distribution ended and we only had five extra large coats left. I was standing by the back of the van when a man came up to me and asked if we had anything left. He had only just arrived. I got into the van and looked around. There really wasn’t much left, most of the remaining coats were thin or had been discarded for other reasons.
I suddenly noticed the bulky coat I had seen before. The man was quite large, so I handed to him and started to explain what a good warm coat it would be, both warm and waterproof. There was no need however, as he beamed the moment I produced it from the van. He slid it on and it was the perfect fit!
He thanked me, having been afraid that there would be nothing left as he had arrived so late. In actual fact, I think he left one of the luckiest and happiest recipients of that day’s distribution!
You can donate £20 and help us get a warm coat to keep someone warm throughout the bitter winter in Calais : shop.care4calais.org/product/warm-waterproof-coat/