On Christmas day several families and volunteers came together at the Reno/Sparks Gospel Mission to pass out items to the less fortunate. My family was honored to participate in the event thanks to the Thermal Drive for Homeless we organized a few months ago.
I was moved by how many people requested thermal pants, and I hope I can continue to collect these items for them.
There is a theory called the Hierarchy of Needs by Abraham Maslow, which says that people need to satisfy certain needs to move up in life, job, career, and so on. The most basic needs are physiological: food, shelter, clothing, etc. Once a person meets these basic requirements then one can think about achieving other goals. So, by providing thermal pants, one is helping homeless families meet one their most basic needs so most of them can move up with other objectives.
Thank you to the following people who provided help with donations, support and/or ideas: