Donate a Coat to “Heat the Homeless,” Receive a Free Cup of Coffee at Bolsa Mercado

Not every 10-year-old girl wants to help homeless people. In fact, most of them just want their own iPhone. Ashton Bryson is different, though. Two years ago, she started worrying about homeless people getting too cold in the winter, so she began collecting coats and blankets for Heat the Homeless.

Now the Rosemont Elementary School fifth-grader has the help of local restaurant businesses. You can drop off coats, blankets, gloves, sweaters, socks, etc. at Smoke, Chicken Scratch/Foundry, and Bolsa Mercado up until November 30, which is tomorrow. (Sorry, I only heard about this yesterday.) Get a free cuppa coffee at Bolsa Mercado if you drop it off there.

According to The Scoop blog, “The Press Box Grill in Dallas,1623 Main St., and Grapevine, 451 E. Northwest Highway, will collect for Heat the Homeless from Dec. 1 through Dec. 15.”

The donated items will go to The Bridge, a homeless recovery center in Dallas.