Chick-fil-A Teams Up with Plymouth Nonprofit for ‘3,000 Acts of Kindness’
Efforts are underway across the northwest suburbs to help those who are less fortunate.
The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Plymouth held a kickoff event Thursday to collect winter hats, gloves and mittens. The donations will be made to “3,000 Acts of Kindness,” an event in December held at the Minneapolis Convention Center that provides items and services to the homeless. Other Chick-fil-A locations around the area are also taking part in the collection effort.
The annual “3,000 Acts of Kindness” is the brainchild of Danielle Igbanugo, who founded Plymouth nonprofit Coated in Love.
For her, the effort is “bittersweet.”
“I love to see all the people, in that they’re coming in and getting some of the things that they need, but then that means that the need is greater,” said Igbanugo. “So it is a very emotional journey I’m sure for all of us.”
According to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Center for Excellence on Public Health and Homelessness, nearly 8,000 people were experiencing homelessness when the most recent official count was done on a single night in January 2022.
Igbanugo said last year’s “3,000 Acts of Kindness” event served more than 2,700 people.
You can drop off hats, gloves and mittens at your local Chick-fil-A through Oct. 30.