Love this idea! Via Travelblogue on Myneworleans.com (full post):
Though the cold weather sparked the thought, a sleeping bag is going to be a valuable asset for people on the streets regardless of the season.
We also plan to pair each bag with an information pamphlet explaining how to navigate the city’s homeless shelters – what I hope will be a nice step toward informing more people living on the streets of their options.
So, if you don’t have plans for your 30-year-old daughter’s kitschy New Kids on the Block sleeping bag or if that swanky nylon taffeta shell from your gap year only exists to take up closet space and collect dust, feel free to put it to use by bringing it to Ace Hardware (8338 Oak St. – this location only!), or shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to have someone collect yours.