Donating Coats is both Sad and Happy

United States
December 13, 2016 7:29am CST
A local homeless shelter is looking for winter coats, hats, scarfs, gloves etc. My mom loved coats and she had quite a few that are still hanging in the closet. I was looking for a church or someone who was in need of a winter coat since her coats are in "like new" condition". When my daughter told me about the homeless shelter and suggested we donate the coats there I felt like this was the right thing to do so today we are packing up the coats and driving them to the shelter. I'm sure my mom would be happy with our decision and is smiling down on us from heaven. For me, it will be a little sad packing them up but knowing that someone who needs a coat will have one makes me happy. Sending smiles to everyone today and hope something happens today to make you happy too
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@Happy2BeMe (75018)
• Canada
13 Dec 16
That is a wonderful thing to do. You mom would be very proud of you knowing that she is helping in keeping so many woman warm the is winter. It will be emotional for you but a wonderful feeling at the same time.
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• United States
13 Dec 16
It does feel good to be able to help out someone who might have been without a coat this winter. Yes, mom would be happy
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@Happy2BeMe (75018)
• Canada
13 Dec 16
• United States
13 Dec 16
You mother is watching and saying, "Good job!"
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• United States
13 Dec 16
I'm sure she is. She was never one to throw anything away and would be happy that someone that needed it will be wearing her coats this winter
@LadyDuck (162613)
• Switzerland
13 Dec 16
I am happy today, I saw my Mom, we had lunch together to celebrate her birthday. A very happy day.
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• United States
13 Dec 16
I"m so happy to hear that you were able to spend the day with your mom and enjoy a birthday lunch.
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@LadyDuck (162613)
• Switzerland
14 Dec 16
@Marilynda1225 I prepared the food and the cake and brought everything there, I only had to warm the food in the oven.
@jaboUK (54314)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 16
I can see how sad it is for you to have to give away your Mom's things, but as you say, I'm sure she would be happy that they will be put to good use.
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• United States
13 Dec 16
It makes me feel good knowing that someone can use her coats but it's been a bit hard sorting through her things and cleaning out her room
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@jaboUK (54314)
• United Kingdom
14 Dec 16
@Marilynda1225 I can understand that
@TRBRocks420 (79300)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Dec 16
I got some scarves they can have and, thanks I hope everyone has a good day too.
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• United States
13 Dec 16
I'm sure there are plenty of places in your area that would be happy to receive scarfs if you have them
@amadeo (67480)
• United States
13 Dec 16
Yes,I understand this.But you should be happy as she donated to a good cause.We all do this.At least someone will be wearing this.
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• United States
13 Dec 16
Yes, Fredo it's mostly happy knowing her coats will be put to good use.
@ilocosboy (34367)
• Philippines
13 Dec 16
That is a good reason for you to be happy, sharing some good things to the needy.
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• United States
13 Dec 16
It's always a good feeling to help those in need
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@DianneN (79855)
• United States
13 Dec 16
That is the right thing to do! back to you!
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• United States
13 Dec 16
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@marlina (74676)
• Canada
13 Dec 16
Good gesture! I was sad too for us when we had to sell our parents house and sell and give things away.
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• United States
13 Dec 16
I sold my moms home almost 8 years ago when she had to come and live with me and it was sad seeing all their stuff sorted through. Now I only have one room to clean out and it's still emotional
@MarymargII (9997)
• Toronto, Ontario
14 Dec 16
Wonderful for you and this is the true Christmas spirit!
@JudyEv (125395)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Dec 16
I think it is much easier to let things go when you know items are going to people who really need them.
@nanette64 (17682)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Dec 16
It's the right thing to do and I 'know' your Mom would be proud of you @Marilynda1225 .
@Morleyhunt (19806)
• Canada
13 Dec 16
Last year, my sister inlaw and I packed up all moms clothes. We donated some beautiful sweaters we hope that they will keep someone else warm.
@Corbin5 (109158)
• United States
13 Dec 16
We did the same with my mother's clothing. She would have liked us helping others too.