Mitten project makes big donation to United Way
Published 10:25 am Thursday, October 17, 2013
The United Way of Mower County got a much-needed donation this week.
Jill Marsh of The Mitten Project, a local non-profit, donated 211 pairs of handmade mittens to the United Way’s Outerwear Drive for Kids.
Marsh and other Mitten Project volunteers create the mittens from recycled sweaters and fleece for those in need.
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The mittens are made in three sizes: toddler, child and adult. In return for the gift, the group asks that recipients practice the theory of “paying it forward” by volunteering their time, effort or money to a charitable cause.
In 2012, The Mitten Project donated 89 pairs of mittens to the United Way of Mower County.
The group accepts used sweaters, fleece shirts, thread and sewing scissors.
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The Mitten Project accepts these donation items:
•Used sweaters. Any color, pattern, texture is acceptable.
•Used fleece shirts, pants and blankets. Any color or pattern.
•Thread, any color.
•Good, quality sewing scissors.
Last year, The Mitten Project donated:
•3 pairs to Pacelli School fundraiser auction
•89 pairs to United Way of Mower County for the annual outerwear drive
•35 pairs to Mitchell County Care Facility
•3 pairs to Christian Reichl fundraiser