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Chicago Coffee Shop Owner Has Collected 6,000 Warm Coats for the Homeless–And Delivered Them With...

Discussion in 'The Junk Drawer' started by Michie, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Michie

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    ....Coffee


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    Pilot Pete’s Coffee and Treats

    Tucked into a suburban Chicago train station may appear to be an unassuming coffee shop. But what’s going on behind the scenes is much more than just your average cup of Joe.

    For the seventh year in a row the shop’s owner Pilot Pete, a.k.a. Peter Thomas, has been the driving force behind ‘Coffee With a Purpose’, an annual community initiative that collects and distributes coats and other necessities to help the local homeless population brave the harsh Midwest winters.

    Thomas says the idea came to him when he was trying to find a way to give back to the community as well as get others involved. He admits he was initially unprepared for the positive avalanche of responses. In the weeks prior to Christmas in the drive’s first year, he and other volunteers took in 3,000 coats.

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    Chicago Coffee Shop Owner Has Collected 6,000 Warm Coats for the Homeless–And Delivered Them With Coffee
     
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