coats-on-lamp-posts-facebook-halifolks(CBC News) The Christmas spirit came early to Halifax on Sunday after a woman from Caledonia, N.S. mobilized a group of children from her community to dress up lamp poles with winter clothing to provide warmth to the homeless. Every year, Tara Smith-Atkins reaches out to her community asking for donations of coats.

She took the plea to Facebook this year calling for people to bring them coats and winter items in good shape. Smith-Atkins says the family left their porch open over the past few weeks and the community responded.

“Before long, the bags just started flowing in,” she said.

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