12-Year-Old Girl Collects 1,000 Coats For The Homeless

"I just want people to know someone cares about them," Makenna Breading-Goodrich says.

Makenna Breading-Goodrich is trying to change the world with a little kindness.

The 12-year-old from Arizona collected and donated about 1,000 coats for the homeless just last month.

How did she do it?

Makenna first distributed flyers all around the neighborhood and went door-to-door collecting coats, jackets and hoodies for the homeless. The seventh-grader told the sources that she wants to help those in need keep warm for the winter.

“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,” Makenna said. “I just want people to know someone cares about them.”

She dropped this year’s collection of coats off at Phoenix Rescue Mission, a shelter that provides food and housing for the homeless, just last month. She even started an organization, Makenna’s Coats for a Cause, to help the less fortunate in Arizona stay warm.

Makenna had been doing this for four years and started the organization all on her own out of empathy. She hopes her organization will inspire others around the country to give back. 

“Something small can make a big difference,” she said. “I want this to spread. A little kindness can inspire others.”

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