Throughout the year we strive to be a Beacon of Hope, Empowering Change and Transforming Lives.. We do this through both our in-kind and emergency financial assistance programs. Our in-kind programs, like our Call for Coats, has collected and distributed over 3,000 coats to date this year alone. We will continue to collect and distribute coats through the cold winter months. It is our hope that, other than the immediate and obvious result of the warmth a coat provides, the free coats help guests free up funds that can be used to meet other expenses, like transportation costs, mortgage and/or utility costs. We host many other in-kind programs throughout the year, like our back-to-school program that provided school supplies to nearly 1,300 Carroll County students last year alone and our current Christmas stocking and Sacks for Seniors programs for which we are currently collecting.