The Citizen Editorial Board
HIT: The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center reports that a recent hat and scarf giveaway did more than distribute warm clothing, it also warmed the hearts of the recipients and the artists who helped make it happen. A group of knitters connected to the Schweinfurth made more than 100 hats, scarves, shawls and gloves this fall, and Melody Johnson and LeeAnn Slomski recently added glittering extras to make the items even more special. People who received the clothes expressed appreciation for the effort of strangers, and the artists felt pretty good about the exchanges, as well. “I know that this one act of kindness could make a world of difference," Johnson said. "It's powerful.”
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Melody Johnson, organizer of My Hands Warm Your Heart – For Women by Women hat and scarf giveaway, arrived at the Rescue Mission shelter in Auburn Wednesday afternoon and started setting up tables with the knitted items she would be handing out.
As soon as she was done, women began showing up. Jennifer Baker came with her 10-year-old daughter and tried on a blue hat with spirals hanging off the top. Her daughter took one look at the hat and grabbed it from her mother’s head, saying. “That’s mine!”
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Video Interview by Mike Kuehner
Community is all about camaraderie and coming together to help one another.
In Auburn, one woman's efforts are not only providing warmth to the less fortunate, but sharing a sense of pride.
Our chief photographer Mike Kuehner introduces to today's everyday hero, Melody Johnson.
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