People Are Tying Scarves Around The City To Keep The Homeless Warm

Lauren Freeman

Journalist

The opposite of ice bucket challenge is sweeping the nation! If you see an old scarf or a handmade scarfs tied around a tree in the park or on a light pole, know that this is people sharing with their less well-to-do compatriots! These scarves are deliberately left there for homeless people to find and use to keep warm in the coldest part of the year.

Folks even leave messages so that the recipients would know that it's OK to take these gifts! source

Messages like "I'm not lost! Please take me with you if you are cold. Stay warm. God bless!" are a clear indication that this trend is something that well-meaning folks started.

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"I think it's a great thing to be able to do for the community. [There's] a lot of people behind it, a lot of support. It's really nice," Elizabeth Sammons, who joined in with her passion for knitting, told the press.

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Seymour, Indiana, is the ground zero for this scarf fest, but they inspired church groups, students and kind strangers from states away to pitch in! How about you doing your part?

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