Volunteers prepare to distribute clothes for Christmas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth | Popgen Tech
Despite the cold, volunteers were at the Scout distribution sites Thursday morning preparing for the annual Homeless Drive, which provides more than 1,000 people with warm clothes and blankets for Christmas.
This included loading a truck with enough donations of warm blankets, sweatshirts and socks to bring a little Christmas cheer to the homeless in and around downtown Dallas.
It’s part of an effort Don Kay Knubowitz and his family started nine years ago.
“The situation with the homeless was very bad. People begged for food on the street every day. And hundreds of people, when we finished delivering the meals that had already been ordered, I knew there would be a lot more,” Knubowitz said.
Today, he said, the Give a Leg Up campaign has evolved into a clothing and blanket business. Some are donated. Most are purchased through manufacturers he works with for his sporting goods store.
Instead of stifling their efforts, this year’s Arctic front adds urgency, Knubowitz said.
“Every year, their faces show that they need it. They like it,” he said.
On Sunday, Knubowitz expects dozens of volunteers for the outreach effort, which grows larger each year.
The distribution will begin at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Sunday morning in South Herway before they head to at least a few other sites.