Eight year old starts Initiative to dress the homeless this winter

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A new initiative is helping dress the homeless in warm clothes this winter. It’s called Warm Hugs for the Homeless… and it was started by an 8 year old.

“I was praying to my mom and God,” Nyla Moore said. “I was just thinking about the stuff that might help other people because they don’t have a home or nothing to help them live, so I thought maybe I can do something for the homeless.”

Starting today, through November 30, you can drop off warm hats, gloves, scarves and coats at all three Paula’s Donuts locations. 

“Every Monday night we do a homeless street-feed program down by the public library, and all the mittens, hats and scarves that are collected will be handed out down there,” Laurie Krajna, with the Salvation Army, said. 

Nyla gathered up donations of her own, and she even got businesses to donate items. Lynco Products donated enough to give to about 100 people. 

“Our winters here are freezing cold, and another word I would use is brutal,” Nyla said. 

And during our brutal Buffalo winters, one warm hug, from someone big or little can make a huge difference. 

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