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It’s no secret that I’m a teacher. When I first moved to this area to teach it was a bit of a culture shock for me. I previously lived in a large city and my school was made up of a solidly middle class families. When I moved to my current town I was surprised by the amount of poverty that is in this area.
One thing I noticed is that many of the students don’t have the winter clothing that they need for our cold, snowy winters. That’s why I was excited to hear that Coca-Cola is supporting the non-profit organization, One Warm Coat, in their mission to donate half a million free coats this holiday season. Since I see how important it is for some of my students to receive a free coat during the colder months I wholeheartedly support this cause.
This holiday season Coca-Cola is challenging shoppers to continue the giving by sharing how they are helping those in need with #LayerOnLove. So when you are getting ready for the holidays make sure you stop by your local Walmart store, pick up your favorite Coca-Cola beverages to share with your family and friends, and maybe pick up some supplies to make my Cold Weather Care Packages.
Cold Weather Care Packages are the perfect thing to go along with One Warm Coat. While many of my students receive a warm coat for the winter, they do not receive a hat or gloves. This year I’m getting some of my teacher friends together so that we can make Cold Weather Care Packages for the students to take home.
When I was at Walmart I not only purchased Coca-Cola but I also picked up a few hats, gloves, candy canes, and mugs. I put together a few simple Cold Weather Care Packages for the students. It only took me about 15 minutes to make 4 care packages and I know the students will appreciate the warm hats, gloves, the homemade hot chocolate, and the candy cane all wrapped up in a cute mug. I tried to match the hats and gloves to the mug so that everything coordinated. I know my friends will enjoy getting together and making these care packages.
I’ll be sharing photos of my friends and I putting together these care packages in hopes of inspiring others to get involved with #LayerOnLove. I’ve created an easy tutorial below so that you can make your own Cold Weather Care Packages for those in need. It’s so much better to give during the holidays then to receive.
- 4 large mugs
- 4 hats
- 4 pairs of gloves
- Red and Green washi tape
- 4 candy canes
- 4 packets of hot chocolate mix
- Set the mugs on a table with a hat and a pair of gloves in front of each one.
- Roll the hats tightly lengthwise and then use a piece of washi tape to secure. Repeat this step with the gloves.
- Stick the hat and the gloves, finger side up, into the large mugs. Place a candy cane in each mug in front of the hat and gloves.
- Tie a colored ribbon around each packet of hot chocolate mix and then place it in the mug in front of all of the other items.
- Give your Cold Weather Care Package to someone in need.