How One Woman Is Helping the Homeless, One Scarf at a Time
With winter approaching, some people are spreading warmth in a most charitable way. In a trend that began in 2015, winter scarves were gifted to the homeless and tied to trees throughout cities and towns with notes.
One of the women who led the campaign was Elizabeth Sammons, a Minnesota resident born with a heart defect. After receiving a heart transplant at the age of 31 in June 2015, Sammons wanted to give back.
Over the year she crocheted more than 1,000 scarves for homeless men, women, and children in St. Paul, which her and a team spent the day tying to trees.
But, Sammons was not the only one to do so. In fact, the trend has continued to spread to cities and towns across the U.S. and will hopefully continue for winters to come.
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