Need Over Style

Image result for Fay SibleyWe all might have come across the picture on social media or elsewhere the picture by Fay Sibley, a young woman who works at the Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, of a statue with a caption ‘Need a coat, Take One; Want to Help, Leave One!’. This was a unique way of helping the homeless in the cold.

Similarly, homeless population in a town in South California have found warmth in a statue. The statue of William Whitner, who brought electricity to the city, was burdened with coats, jackets, scarves, hats, etc. President of a non-profit organization that helps preserve and revitalize the city’s historic district, Carey Jones, placed a jacket and asked others to help on social media and began this trend.
Image result for Fay SibleyGenerous residents joined in by leaving their coats, gloves, scarves and hats over the statue. Jones said, “People that are homeless, the thing is, everything they have, they have on their back." He further added, “We all have clothes that are out of style, and I’m telling you, somebody that’s homeless, they’re really not worried about being stylish, they’re worried about being warm."

People pick up the warm clothing they need, others drop the ones they want to give it as charity, thereby making this ‘clothing drive’ a city tradition.