Posted by: Mare F | October 8, 2018

Planning for cold weather….

When I first began as a vendor at our school craft fair in November, put on by the Parents, Friends, and Alumni group of the FFA Chapter, I would finish up the show by taking tags off of any items which had been traveling to the shows for 3 years and donating them to the coat/hat/glove drive that the students were holding. Happily most of them were hats and scarves, but even the odd shawl will add a layer over or under a coat in the dead of winter.

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On year the Middle School Angels at Christmas received many requests for warm clothing items for the students so I, and a wonderful friend in Texas, donated enough hats, scarves, and mittens so that each child got one of them as well as the requested item for the Angel. I know I’ve been in tough times and I have greatly appreciated the assistance I’ve gotten over the years so this is a treat for me to be able to help out.

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And after reading of the wonderful group in Canada that tied scarves around trees, railings, and benches for people who needed them to find, I loved the idea so much that I began doing it myself. The weatherman says that a cold front coming in from the west will drop our temps this coming weekend to near freezing temps overnight so I think that this might just be the weekend to start tying out my baggies of warm things….since I don’t trust the weatherman that much I put them in baggies to keep them dry. A wet scarf is still a wet scarf. Do you donate and, if so,  how do you find your charity?

 


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