Hot Show Looks To Keep People Warm

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A Tony Award winning show helps people stay warm during this chilly weather.

KNWA, along with the Walton Arts Center and Seven Hills Homeless Center are working on a clothing drive.

‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder’ comes to the WAC this week. The musical comedy warms hearts but it’s looking to heat up more than that. Throughout the week you can donate new or gently used clothing items to Seven Hills at bins inside the Walton Arts Center. Bins are located near the box office. You can access them at any time during the day while the box office is open, or at night before the show starts.

CEO of Seven Hills, Billy Rader, tells KWNA at this time of year they need all the clothing donations they can get. Rader says,  “Being able to have the whole community all come together to support the cause of homelessness is really important to us. We’re in the trenches every day so we see the issue. It’s really awesome to see the community come together and get awareness around the issue and also to support the people we exist to serve.”

Rader says seeing the difference a few pieces of clothing makes a lasting impact. He says, “You’re meeting someone’s basic need. You’re meeting them right where they’re at and for all of us it’s a very tough thing to think about not having a jacket, a clean pair of socks, having a shower, a mailing address, that’s the situation our clients find themselves in, so while it feels like a second-hand jacket to you or I, to them it’s a lifesaver.”

Rader says donations are not limited to just clothing, sleeping bags and tents are great items helping keep people warm at night.

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