Hey Knoxvillians! You’re lucky. You know you are. You just spent the last 4 days in warm houses with people you love eating more food than you could even consume. But that’s not how things are for thousands of your neighbors for whom every.single.day. Is a struggle to survive.

homeless Knoxville

It’s cold outside this morning and it’s only predicted to get colder as the week goes on. That’s why it’s important that as many of us as possible donate sleeping bags for the homeless to the wonderful organization, CareCuts of Knoxville. Their goal is to collect 350 sleeping bags by THIS FRIDAY for distribution to Knoxville’s large and underserved homeless community. It’s easy to do – just drop by REI or Target or Walmart or Gander Mountain and pick up a sleeping bag – you know you can afford it if you can afford all those Christmas decorations and gifts – and drop it off by Friday of THIS week with CareCuts coordinator & my dear friend and hero Janette Burgin at:

Janette Burgin
Regions Mortgage
151 Major Reynolds Place
Knoxville, TN 37919

You could also hop on Amazon today or tomorrow and have a sleeping bag shipped straight to Janette at that collection address at Regions. You wouldn’t even have to leave your house!

There aren’t enough shelter beds in Knoxville for all of our homeless neighbors, and many homeless individuals are frightened to stay in shelters because they’ve experienced theft of their meager possessions or even violence there. So these folks are out on the street each night, sleeping under filthy, thin blankets and cardboard, trying to stay warm. More than a few of our local homeless are children and teenagers. Don’t you want to spend a few dollars you might have spent on one more gift to make sure that our homeless neighbors – and yes, they are our neighbors – at least have a sleeping bag to stay warm when darkness falls? I know that I do.

So please support CareCuts of Knoxville in their ambitious effort to collect 350 sleeping bags for the local homeless by THIS Friday. Heck, with Amazon, you don’t even have to be from Knoxville to help. Remember, make sure that the sleeping bags get to CareCuts of Knoxville by delivering them to:

Janette Burgin
Regions Mortgage
151 Major Reynolds Place
Knoxville, TN 37919
Need them by Friday.

Please help. You know you can, so let’s just do it.

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