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Scales of Justice Lions Donates over 100 Warm Coats

Written By: Linda Pugliese on December 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm

A big thank you to District 4-C6 Lions for donating coats at the last cabinet meeting and collecting coats at your clubs for our One Warm Coat Drive.

IMG_0795The generosity of people at this time of year is heart-warming.  We gathered our over 100 coats to deliver to Sacred Heart Community Service. Among the coats were two boxes which we thought held used coats. When the boxes were opened, we found 32 NEW coats donated by an anonymous donor.

After a little investigation it was discovered it was from a woman and her husband who had gone to Las Vegas, won some money, and decided to do something nice for someone else and ordered from Walmart eight coats each for men, women, boys, and girls.  She said she had donated all her extra coats to last year’s coat drive and didn’t have anymore to give, so they went out and bought them.

Sacred Heart Community Service is thrilled, not only for the warm 604040_10152062230839450_414867325_ncoats from District 4-C6 Lions, but for the opportunity to give a really nice gift to people who are truly in need and will welcome receiving a brand new warm coat for Christmas. To learn of the selflessness of people like Robina, who has the heart of a Lion in wanting to help others, is truly the spirit of Christmas and Lionism.

If you have gently used warm coats to donate, call Scales of Justice Lions at 408-641-0765 or e-mail sojlions@gmail.com and we’ll arrange to pick them up.  You can drop them off at the lobby of Community Towers, 111 N. Market St., San Jose.

Sacred Heart is also desperately in need of NEW toys for their Christmas Toy Box Program. They need your help collecting over 16,500 new toys and gifts to provide 5,500 children with a joyful holiday season.  Click here for a list of items needed.

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