Christopher Cusack's mission was instigated by two words: "zip it!" That's what the Hillsborough 2nd grader's mom told him to do with his coat on the way to the bus stop a year ago. "You're lucky to have a good winter coat - there are lots of kids in New Jersey who aren't so fortunate."
Since then, Chris has been collecting gently used coats for the Jersey Cares coat drive. The Courier News reported this week that he has collected 483 so far - on his way to a goal of 1000, which he hopes to reach by December 2011.
There's no reason to think this determined seven-year-old won't make it - and maybe even finish early.
Maybe we can encourage him towards a career in the New Jersey DOT!