If You Happen To See A Scarf Tied Up Around Your Town This Holiday - Here's What It Means

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There's a new trend happening around the country and it catching on like wildfire! No, people aren't trying to make trees and lightpoles more fashionable....

It's something much more heartwarming than that!

Thousands of people from all across the nation are taking their old scarves, or making their own handmade and versions, tying them around the base of trees in parks, along city roads and in neighborhoods. 

These scarves are generously left for homeless people that are exposed to the frigid (and dangerous) winter temperatures! The warm scarves are free to anyone who needs them and can provide much-needed insulation from below-freezing weather.

Some scarves are even left with messages like:

"I'm not lost! Please take me with you if you are cold. Stay warm. God bless!"

It's clear to see that the people who leave these cuddly scarves truly care and want to spread holiday cheer with those who need it the most!

Some people involved in the project, like Elizabeth Sammons, use their love for knitting to give out their own homemade scarves! Elizabeth told WCCO News just how amazing it feels to help those in need.

"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."

Since the trend started in Seymour, Indiana, church groups, schools fundraisers and kind random strangers from almost every state are pitching in to make sure a good portion of the 1.56 million homeless Americans are a little warmer this winter!

Learn even more about this heartwarming mission in the video below!



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