by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Causes.

Sharon StoneSharon Stone teamed up recently with Burlington Coat Factory to provide coats to low-income families. Apparently hundreds of children are forced to drop out of school each winter because they don’t have a coat to get to school in. That’s so sad, I can’t believe it.

This is when star-power becomes a great tool. Sharon says, “There are kids who are not going back to finish their senior year… because they do not have a coat to go to school in. I’ve been working with a man at the Burlington Coat factory and we’ve been doing these projects all over the Atlantic northeast because there is so much of this situation. When I found this out… it broke my heart and I called the man who is the CEO of Burlington Coat Factory, and he was so moved by this concept that he started the project with me.”

The StarPulse piece also says that she’s working with Stride Rite to get these families proper winter shoes as well.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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