Stewart noticed that students at her school faced plenty of hardships, including the lack of food and warmth from cold weather. She saw some students would save their “lunches to give to their younger siblings,” according to the “Rachel Ray Show.”
When she got married, she started a campaign to receive winter coats instead of gifts. Strangers across the country helped out, and soon she had more than 1,200 coats.
“The more we just kind of put this out there,” Stewart says in amazement, “the more we got in return. It was amazing.”