Tulsa’s homeless population makes up about 1,000 people who must spend their season braving the winter storms outside. Two young gentlemen have started their very own coat drive to help with that need. Jediah Jones and Tristan Profit are artists from Stack Profit 3ntertainment who started $P3’s annual Winter Coat Drive.
The collective will be outside of Metropolitan Baptist Church everyday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. collecting coats, hats, blankets, boots, scarves and gloves. The hustle does not stop because they will be outside on Christmas day as well as the day after Christmas which is Jones’ birthday.
“The homeless, they’re out there on Christmas and they’re out there on their birthdays and they’re cold just like we are,” Profit said.
“The same amount of time that they’re on the streets and they’re struggling is the same amount of time we should be out here to help them.” Profit added.
They have partnered with Profit’s alma mater, Owasso Public Schools, as well as the Be Heard Movement, Tulsa Dream Center, and Water Stone Dry Cleaners who have agreed to wash all the coats before disbursement.
Jones just finished his first semester at Northeastern State University and Profit is transferring to Rogers State University in the new year. You can keep up with their progress at Stack Profit on Facebook or @stackprofit3nt on instagram.