We’ve been wondering what to do with our mother’s old fur coats. They hang in the back of the coat closet closet; a poignant reminder of things lost, and left to lose.
Considered giving the furs away to the local Glad Rags, however donating “thrift furs” didn’t really seem to make a lot of sense. Looking around for alternatives I came across Coats for Cubs, a campaign run by the US Humane Society.
Coats for Cubs repurposes furs into “blankets” for orphaned animals. According to the C4C site, “The furry blanket becomes a surrogate mother to orphaned animals, reducing stress and giving comfort.” Over 200 rehabilitators in the US and Canada participate in the program.
See the Coats for Cubs web site for to learn more about the program and how to donate.