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November 8, 2017

Giving Back with Layers of Love

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #LayerOnLove #CollectiveBias

 

If you been around here for a while you know I’m not a fan of the hot and humid Texas weather, but let me completely honest, my Cuban blood freezes in the 50s. I remember my first Texas winter and how cold I was, I even remember my mom putting double gloves and double jackets with the warmers underneath. I could go on for days on this subject but in Cuba, there was and still is so much need and now that I have so much, in my eyes, I considered myself so truly blessed.

Yup, and till today, I’m guilty of owning too many jackets and wearing a few layers of them when it gets cold out. I’m the person that dreams of winter outfits and then won’t wear any of it because adding a Michelin looking jacket to every outfit does not work and being without a huge chunky jacket is not a possibility!

Yet, if we think about it, it is!

15% of the US population is in poverty and can’t buy a jacket, let alone a huge one like the one I need! For them, a jacket is something extra, not needed just because they have other things that come first.

I want to share with you how Coca-Cola™ Layer on the Love is partnering with Walmart and One Warm Coat. I want to make the change and change start with me.  Coca-Cola will donate close to home.

It’s been in our minds for years and yet we have never had the “time” but this year we are ready and thanks to this partnership you will be ready to help too. This doesn’t take hours or even days to do and you can do it from your phone in seconds

Simply text LOVE to 501501 to donate $5 to One Warm Coat. Join us and let’s help our neighbors out!

This winter we will also pass out gloves to those in need to put our time in and show Bella face to face the need and so she learns to take nothing for granted. I want to show her race has nothing to do with kindness. I want her to remember her Cuban and Guatemalan roots and that it’s her job to remind people anybody can do it!

It’s sad to think that many Latinos feel ashamed to ask for help and a friendly face can change that, but if we as Latinos don’t step up and show our people it’s ok they will never know.

 

 

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