|Mackenzie’s Coat Closet serves more than the homeless|
Borden freshman Mackenzie Smith is known for her Coat Closet, which has helped to provide more than 14,000 coats to the homeless in the community.
Her mission’s arms, however, have far more reach than just the homeless.
On Monday, Mackenzie and her family presented hats, coats and gloves to staff and residents at the Home of the Innocent.
Mackenzie recently was one of six winners in the Power of Children awards from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
One of the awards was $2,000, which Mackenzie used to purchase the gloves, hats and coats for HOI.
The remaining funds for the purchase were from supporters of Makenzie’s Coat Closet.
The mission of Makenzie’s Coat Closet is to ensure that the less fortunate have a coat to keep themselves warm.
Makenzie’s Coat Closet, now in its seventh year, has collected and distributed more than 14,000 coats to the areas at need population.