Surprise teen collects coats for people in need

Fifteen year old Makenna Breading-Goodrich is collecting coats in her garage for people in need.

SURPRISE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Teenagers often get a bad rap for spending too much time on their phones or playing video games.

But there's a west Valley 10th grader setting an example for all of us.

Fifteen year old Makenna Breading-Goodrich is collecting coats in her garage for people in need.

The teenager from Surprise started Makenna's Coats for a Cause, back when she was nine.

Last year, Makenna collected more than 1,500 coats, jackets and hoodies.

This year, donations have been a little slow, so she's hoping to spread the word and encourage more people to help out.

"There's definitely a need," said Makenna. "The homeless population isn't getting any smaller, so we need to help those that don't have the opportunity to help themselves."

So far, Makenna has only collected around 300 coats this year.

She plans to donate them to the Phoenix Rescue Mission.

If you'd like to help visit her Facebook page.

Jason Barry is best known for his Dirty Dining Report which airs Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on CBS 5.  He is also the storyteller behind CBS 5's Pay It Forward which airs every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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Jason Barry is a nine-time Rocky Mountain Emmy Award winner who is best known for his weekly Dirty Dining reports highlighting local restaurants with major health code violations.

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