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Warmth in the Midst of Winter: Join Us in the Winter Coat Proje

Warmth in the Midst of Winter: Join Us in the Winter Coat Project

Warmth in the Midst of Winter: Join Us in the Winter Coat Project

Imagine a cold winter's night in Belfast. Rain pours relentlessly, the wind howls, and the chill in the air cuts deep. It's a scene all too familiar for many in our community, where the unforgiving weather can be a daunting challenge.

In these moments, a warm coat can be the difference between a difficult struggle and a glimmer of hope. It's a shield against the elements, a source of comfort, and a tangible expression of care from one human being to another. It's a reminder that, in our darkest hours, there are those who stand beside us, ready to offer warmth and support.

The Winter Coat Project: Extending a Hand of Warmth

In the spirit of compassion and community, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Winter Coat Project. This initiative holds great significance for us and aligns with our unwavering commitment to make a positive impact on the lives of those in our local community. As we prepare to embark on this meaningful journey, we extend an open invitation to all to join hands with us in spreading warmth, comfort, and hope to those who need it most.

A Collaborative Effort for a Worthy Cause

The Winter Coat Project is not a solitary endeavour. We are partnering with ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) and collaborating with various local groups to ensure that this initiative reaches its fullest potential. Our mission is clear: to make a lasting impact on our community and provide essential warmth during the winter months.

How Can You Play a Part?

Your involvement is pivotal to the success of the Winter Coat Project. Here's how you can contribute to this meaningful cause:

  1. Coat Donations: Do you have winter coats in good condition that you no longer need? Consider donating them. Your generosity can provide much-needed warmth to those who are less fortunate.
  2. Spread the Word: Share this news, talk to your friends and family, and encourage others to participate. Let's unite to inform as many people as possible about this incredible opportunity to make a difference.
  3. Volunteer: Volunteers are the heart and soul of this project. Whether you can spare some time in the morning or afternoon, your presence is invaluable. Volunteers will assist with sorting donations, setting up the pop-up shop, and providing support during the event.
  4. Provide Refreshments: If you have a heart for hospitality, consider providing refreshments for our hardworking volunteers and guests. Your warm welcome will be a source of comfort and encouragement.
  5. Donations of Plastic Bags: Good-sized plastic bags or reusable bags for life are needed for the distribution of coats. Your donations will ensure a smoother process.
  6. Clothes Rails and Mirrors: Spare clothes rails, hangers, or free-standing mirrors can make a significant difference in organising the event. If you have these items to spare, we would be deeply grateful.
What to Expect

As we anticipate the Winter Coat Project, we reflect on the exciting challenges faced last year, including long queues and even a coat-related skirmish in one of the churches. Such incidents were a testament to the quality of the products offered! We have learned from these experiences and are determined to make this year even better.

How Can You Help Now?

Here's what you can do to be part of this initiative:

  1. Reach out to us if you can help or know someone who would like to join us.
  2. Keep us in your prayers for the success of the event and for those who will attend.
  3. Spread the word about the Winter Coat Project, so those in need can benefit.
  4. Bring any good-quality coats you no longer need and encourage others to do the same.

Thank you for being part of our compassionate and caring community. Your support and participation can truly make a world of difference in the lives of those in need within our community. Together, let's bring warmth, comfort, and hope to those who need it most.

With immense gratitude and anticipation, we look forward to sharing this journey with you.

For more information about the Winter Coat Project and how you can get involved, please visit ROC Northern Ireland's website or reach out to them at You can also contact our church office at


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