It’s cold outside. Especially if you don’t have gloves.
Swope Health Services and Ruby Jean’s Juicery in Westport have teamed up to get gloves into the hands of people who need them, via a glove drive from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.
Here’s how it works:
Bring new or gently used gloves to Ruby Jean’s Juicery at 4001 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO on Saturday, Jan. 16. You’ll find the shop filled with other people who like lending a hand. While you’re there, learn about the healthy handcrafted smoothies, shakes and snacks at Ruby Jean’s Juicery.
If you can’t make it to the event, you can still help out. SHS Central is accepting donations at the Front Desk during regular business hours.
Rachel Melson, FNP, works in the Outreach clinic with the homeless population. On her trips with the SHS Mobile Medical Unit to homeless shelters, she encountered people without gloves and saw that reserves were running low. Especially in cold weather, gloves are a necessity to anyone who’s spending time outdoors.
Rachel then contacted her friend Chris Goode at Ruby Jean’s Juicery. Between them, they put together the one-day Just Gloves event.
All the gloves generated from the event will be distributed through the SHS Mobile Medical Unit as it visits shelters and day programs throughout the city. (Learn more about the Mobile Medical Unit.)
“They’ll go to anyone who needs them,” Melson promised.
Join in! Bring gloves to SHS Central or plan on joining the fun from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Ruby Jean’s Juicery in Westport.
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