YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - 13 On Your Side's Blankets from the Heart drive is happened on Friday, December 1.
The event is took place at the Yuma Palms Mall by Buffalo Wild Wings and Harkins Theatres from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The team will be collecting hats, coats, blankets, warm clothing, and monetary donations.
All the proceeds go to the Crossroads Mission.
The idea behind Blankets from the Heart is to donate articles of clothing that will help keep people warm as the temperatures start to get colder.
Deborah Reynolds, a local resident, shares why she donates and why others should do the same
“I think they need to take a good look at themselves and say can I do this and is that one of my purposes in life,” said Reynolds.
Barbara Rochester, the public affairs director at Crossroads Mission explains why this event is so meaningful.
“It’s so important because we have no coats no jackets we have no socks so today’s drive we’ve gotten lots of beautiful blankets and pillows and everything,” said Rochester.
However, even with the flow of donations, Rochester says Crossroads Mission can always use more.
“But we still need more jackets and anything warm just clean our your closets bring it down we need shirts and everything you have it doesn’t matter we need everything to keep somebody warm," said Rochester.
If you were not able to make it out to our Blankets from the Heart event, you can still help out by dropping off any donations off at the Crossroads Mission at anytime.