Many, many thanks to everyone for helping make 2017 Jacket Drive a success! With your help, Transforming a Life was able to purchase and distribute almost 5000 jackets to those in need. Your generous donations this year allowed us to increase our numbers by 2400 jackets. We were also very excited to be able to expand the distribution area significantly! Here are the locations which received jackets this year.

Following is a listing of the 2017 jacket distribution locations:

Catholic Charities, San Bernardino
Salvation Army, San Bernardino
One Step Ministry, Irvine
St. Vincent de Paul, Rancho Cucamonga
His Hands, Saint Joseph Church, Upland
St. Adelaides, Highland
St. John Boscoe, Highland
Our Lady of the Rosary, San Bernardino
Our Lady of the Assumption, San Bernardino
Our Lady of Hope Del Rosa, San Bernardino
Our Lady of Hope Valencia, San Bernardino
St. Anthony’s, St. Anthony’s
Mary’s Mercy Center
Azusa Area
Ontario Area
Pomona Area
Los Angeles Mission
Fred Jordan Mission
Mercy House, Santa Ana
Salvation Army, Ontario
Veronica’s Home, San Bernardino
Salvation Army, Hollywood
Rescue Mission, San Fernando
Salvation Army, Hollywood
Mercy House, Ontario
San Bernardino Area
Foothill Family Shelter
Concord College, San Bernardino
City of Riverside
God’s Haven, Jackson, Mississippi
Stewpot, Jackson, Mississippi
Gateway, Jackson, Mississippi
New Dimensions Church, Jackson, Mississippi
Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, Asbury Park, NJ

Although we have had a warmer than usual winter, the night temperatures have been quite chilly, and there was a definite need for providing extra warmth during the cold nights. On many occasions, our volunteers were able to hand out the jackets directly to the homeless, and these volunteers were immensely touched by the overwhelming need of so many who live out on the streets. And despite the dire situation that so many endure, it was humbling to see the smiles of appreciation and gratitude upon receiving a new jacket.

Thank you all so very much for your donations, for your caring hearts, and for the compassion you show to those who need our help!