These Kids In Canada Tied Coats To Lamp Poles To Help Homeless Prepare For Winter


Eight children wrapped lamp poles with coats bundled with either scarves or mittens in downtown Halifax

The holiday spirit came a little early to Halifax on Sunday after a woman from Caledonia, N.S. and a whole bunch of kids from her community to dress up lamp poles with winter coats to provide warmth to the homeless.

Tara Smith-Atkins, her eight-year-old daughter, and seven of her friends gathered winter coats and tied them to street poles throughout the city of Halifax for the homeless to claim. The children went to distribute the winter coats during her daughter’s eighth birthday. “They definitely learned the importance of it,” Smith-Atkins told CBC. “When we got back in the car after an hour on the street, they were all freezing and crying for the heater to be on and complaining because they were cold. And they were bundled up.”


The children wrapped lamp poles with coats bundled with either scarves or mittens. Each item had a tag that read “I am not lost! If you are stuck out in the cold, please take me to keep warm!”

(Image credits: Tara Smith-Atkins)

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