When the temperatures in Dallas plunged into the low 30’s leaving many of our homeless in extreme danger, the owner of The Taco Stop, decided he needed to do something to help the homeless. Many of these people are unable to access homeless shelters and spend their days and nights on the cold streets.
Flores set up a coat rack outside her shop for generous customers to place their old winter coats and sweaters on. This is now the second year that shop owner Emilia Flores has set up the coat rack outside of her shop. Flores first saw the idea in Mexico and decided to bring it back with her to the states.
“This is a way of people not being embarrassed about asking,” said Flores. “They just come and pick what they need and leave.”
Whether they are homeless, low income, or people just down on their luck, Flores’ only aim is to be kind to those in need.
“In small ways you can actually make a difference,” she said. “And this year particularly I thought that the world is so polarized and the country is so polarized, it’s just another reminder that it takes very little to make life easier for people.”
Even though the entire wardrobe was stolen four times last year, Flores and her customers replaced it every time. Rest assured, if the same happens this year, there will always be coats for those that need them at The Taco Stop.
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