2018-01-10 / Rockingham

All welcome to take part in winter scarf project

A scarf hangs at Parks Place, ready for someone who needs one.A scarf hangs at Parks Place, ready for someone who needs one.BELLOWS FALLS — In this darkest time of the year, board members of the Greater Falls Warming Shelter are sending the message that a winter scarf can provide more than physical warmth.
By placing scarves around town with a tag that reads, “If you need it, please take this scarf as our gift to you,” they hope to let folks know that they care and make others aware that an extra scarf, hat, pair of gloves or coat can make a big difference in someone’s life, according to a press release.
“Other towns have taken on this project,” said board member Ann DiBernardo. “We thought it would be a way to help others while reminding our community that there’s a need.”
The shortest day of the year, marked by the winter solstice Dec. 21, marked the beginning of the project. Scarves will be hung at various locations in Bellows Falls, and residents are encouraged to add others.
The shelter is also happy to receive donations of these items plus socks for the guests sheltered there. The shelter can be contacted at gfwarmingshelter@gmail.com.

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