When we were 11 years old, we noticed a homeless man on the streets near our house, dressed in just a t-shirt and jeans on a cold winter’s day. We were horrified that he didn’t even have a coat to shield him from the weather, and we decided that we had to find a way to help him. We were both ski racers, and one day we went to the lost and found to look for a hat we had misplaced. There, we saw a huge pile of warm coats, hats, gloves and scarves that were unclaimed and ready to be thrown out. We impulsively asked if we could take the clothes and give them to the homeless in our town, and that day in 2011, Warm Winters was born.
Warm Winters is an International Movement by youth, changing the lives of the homeless population. We believe that every homeless community member should have access to warm clothing, clean socks and personal care items.