As the weather gets colder, the Wall of Warmth initiative is once again gearing up to make a difference to those in need by collecting and giving away thousands of coats throughout East Idaho.
Started by local realtor Valorie Blanchard in 2017, the Wall of Warmth has evolved into a large collaborative community effort, spreading its warmth to 9 East Idaho communities. In 2023, the project is expanding its reach by adding 4 new Wall of Warmth locations, making it easier for community members to access the coats they need. The expansion is possible thanks to the support of East Idaho community members rallying behind a shared goal.
Do you have coats that you no longer use?
Community members are invited to contribute clean, gently used coats or other outdoor gear such as snow pants, hats, gloves, and scarves between Oct 10th & Nov 22nd. These donations are the perfect opportunity to clear out a closet while making a meaningful impact in your community.
From Nov 14th – Nov 25th, the Walls of Warmth will be in action, offering free coats to anyone who needs them.
Seven years ago, local Realtor, Valorie Blanchard, wanted to do something to give back to the community. She created the Wall of Warmth project focused on providing coats to anyone who needed one to stay warm during Idaho winters. With the help of her clients and the community, they gave away just short of 600 coats the first year.
The Wall of Warmth continues to grow each year!