With the stress of the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s easy to lose sight of what Christmas is all about. That’s why there’s a new trend popping up all around the country – and it’s catching on like wildfire!
Even though it might look like it, people aren’t trying to make trees and light poles fashionable! The reason there are scarves tied up around trees is something much more heartwarming than that….
Countless people from all across the nation are taking their old scarves, or making handmade scarves, and securing them around the base of trees in parks, and light poles along city roads and in neighborhoods.
These scarves are actually left for homeless people who are exposed to the frigid, dangerous winter temperatures and weather! The cozy scarves are free to anyone who needs them and can provide much-needed insulation from below-freezing temperatures.
Many of the scarves are left with kind messages, like this:
“I’m not lost! Please take me with you if you are cold. Stay warm. God bless!”
It’s obvious that the people who leave these scarves truly care about the less fortunate and want to spread holiday cheer to those who need it the most!
People who participate in the project, like Elizabeth Sammons, use their passion for knitting create comfortable homemade scarves!
Elizabeth spoke to WCCO News about just how amazing it feels to help the homeless population.
“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.”
The moment the scarf trend started in Seymour, Indiana, church groups, students and kind strangers from almost every state have started pitching in. They all want to make sure a good portion of the millions of homeless Americans are a little warmer this winter!