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Hundreds Of Scarves, Hats Left Out For People In Need In Honor Of MLK Day

Students helped distribute the items along Michigan Avenue as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project.

Almost Home and students collected hundreds of scarves to give to people in need Downtown.
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DOWNTOWN — Nearly 500 scarves, gloves and hats were left Monday at bus stops, benches and other spots Downtown for people in need.

Students from Evergreen Park’s Central Middle School teamed up with Almost Home, a Chicago organization that helps people who are homeless, to distribute the winter clothing along Michigan Avenue. Afterward, the participants left items at the Catholic Charities mission Downtown.

The items were bundled with notes that said, “I was not forgotten here and neither are you. We hope this scarf brings you warmth.”

Anyone who found the donated items could take and use them, according to an Instagram post from Almost Home.

The day served as the students’ MLK Day of Service project, according to the post.

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