Marissa's Warm Coat Gifts

Marissa's Warm Coat Gifts

Maxwell Ryan
Dec 16, 2008

Here's one story about "giving" that we're collecting from readers and publishing this week. To find out more or submit your own >> click here.

From Marissa:

Dear Maxwell,

I have a story to share about giving. My boyfriend and I have been together almost 5 years now. Our families are very important to us and with so many groups of friends each year it becomes more and more difficult to be creative, and not to mention the financial burden it takes on us. This year neither of us could come up with something that we just had to have. Since we both own our houses we already have two of everything and neither of us really "need" anything. A while back my boyfriend saw a commercial that he really liked where a businessman gives a wrapped gift to a homeless man that always sits outside his office and walks on...

The gift was a nice warm jacket and the man was truly surprised by it. When my boyfriend shared his feelings about this commercial we both knew instantly that we wanted to something like this.

So this year we decided that our gift to each other was going to be the gift of giving. We purchased a few coats and plan to personally give them away to the homeless the week of Christmas. When I heard you were looking for stories I thought this would be inspiring to someone else who might want to do the same thing!

I'm looking forward to hearing the stories of giving from others!!

Have a wonderful Holiday.



Cleveland Heights, OH

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