Marie's Jewelry and Accessories on 125 3rd Ave SE in downtown Cedar Rapids is putting a cause to work this pre-winter season with a quiet diplomacy that is humble and kind.

Her concept is simple:  putting a clothes rack outside with gently used coats for the needy. Also hats, and mittens.

Need a coat? Take a coat, and gloves if you need them too. It's real person-to-person giving, and it's the definition of humility.

It's all right here on their Facebook page:

So ask yourself "is there any reason not to clear out that closet of the 3 or 4 extra coats you don't even want any more?"

Bring them to Marie's, and she'll make sure to get 'em to those who need them most.

One might look at it like a sidewalk sale with no checkout lines!

And, if those of us who can donate will continue to check our closet for any hangers-on, (pun intended) we could really the warm those most in need this winter, right here in Cedar Rapids.

Marie's is located at 125 3rd Ave. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids. Their hours are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.