From Mom•Logic friend Dr. Gwenn, a heads-up about a wonderful charity initiative for the holidays.
"With all the recent ice storms and a colder New England December than I recall in a long while, it can be easy to take for granted warmth. But the truth is, many people today are without heat and electricity, and even when those tangible issues are fixed, many, many people won't have the fluid resources to buy proper coats for the winter season.
Coat drives are one of my favorite holiday charities. They provide a service for everyone! They allow those of us with the good fortune of being able to afford new coats to weed out our old and give to those in need. And, they allow those in need to have a warm coat to wear during the frigid and long winter. Everybody wins.
Good Morning America and Burlington Coat Factory have teamed up for the Warm Coats and Warm Hearts drive this year. It started Dec. 6 and will continue throughout the month of January. You can drop your old coats off at any Burlington Coat Factory store and your donation is tax deductible--you'll receive a written receipt."
To find a Burlington Coat Factory near you, click here.
For more from pediatrician Dr. Gwenn, click here.