The nonprofit organization StandUp for Kids, Chicago, and Chalet Landscape, Nursery and Garden Center in Wilmette are teaming up to help homeless teens and young adults during the cold months through a "Stuff the Truck" coat drive on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Chalet, 3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette.
According to StandUp for Kids, there are about 20,000 homeless teens and young adults on the streets of Chicago, many of whom are runaways who have suffered physical, verbal, emotional and/or sexual abuse in their lives.
The goal of the coat drive is to collect 1,000 new and/or gently used coats for homeless teens and young adults who are living on the streets. The need is critical as cold weather arrives.
StandUp for Kids is a national all-volunteer organization. Its mission is to enable volunteers to go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
Who: Brian Russell, Chairman
of the Board, StandUp for Kids, Chicago
Fulmer, Retail Manager, Chalet