Friday, November 20, 2009
It's Mitten Tree Time!
Nothing gives you that warm, fuzzy, holiday glow quite like giving to others and making a difference right in your own community. You can do that by stopping by the Mitten Tree on the Library's second floor.
The Des Plaines Special Events Commission and the Health & Human Services Division of the City of Des Plaines coordinate the Mitten Tree Project during the holiday season. The purpose of the Mitten Tree Project is to collect new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for individuals within our community who are in need.
The collected items are distributed to local school children in need - adult-sized items will be distributed through the Self-Help Closet and Food Pantry.
Drop off the new hats, gloves, mittens and scarves during regular Library hours, now through December 18, 2009. The weather might be pleasant today, but we know the cold and damp is coming. Help brighten someone's winter with a nice new hat or pair of gloves. It won't cost you much and I know it will warm you up, too.
Our beautiful Mitten Tree display was designed by Manager of Creative Services, Ellen Glickman.