12-Year-Old Goes Around Her Neighborhood Asking Jacket Donations for the Homeless

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Makenna Breading-Goodrich may only be 12 years old, but she has already set out to make a difference in her community. For the past four years, the seventh grader has gone around her neighborhood of Surprise, Arizona, collecting jackets for the state’s homeless population.

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The organization is called Makenna’s Coats for a Cause. She works hard to make sure that the homeless people of her community stay warm during the harsh desert winter in Arizona.
 

 
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Makenna explains, “It gets really cold around here at night, like 30 degrees, and I want to make sure homeless people aren’t walking around without jackets or blankets at night. I just want people to know someone cares about them.”

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The coats were dropped off at the Phoenix Rescue Mission, a shelter that provides food and other items for the homeless people. Over 1,000 items were donated to the charity.

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Makenna says receiving a thank you makes her effort worthwhile. It means a lot that those who have nothing are grateful for the items that she provides. She has a smooth coat collection process.

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