Good Samaritan leaves jackets on poles for homeless in Maine

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PORTLAND, Maine – A woman in Maine found a unique way to give back this holiday season.

College student Gabby Kaper bought  winter coats from Goodwill and began taping them to light poles around Portland, Maine’s biggest city, for people in need. Pictures shared on social media show the jackets with signs reading, “I am not lost! Please take me if you need me!”

Grady Trimble, a reporter, wrote on Twitter, “Nice to see people doing good this holiday season!

“Every single one of us can make a difference… I hope everyone tries this, it’s inexpensive and can mean the world to someone,” Kaper wrote on Facebook after WCSH, a nearby TV station, caught wind of her movement.

According to the report, Kaper said she got the jackets for $1.00 each at Goodwill.

“People are homeless, people are cold,” she wrote on Facebook, according to multiple reports. “$5 to make five people less freezing, $5 to make someone sleep a little better tonight, $5 may be very little to me but very important to another. I encourage everyone to give this a try this season.”

Kaper’s Facebook profile says she is a student at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.