A group of volunteers “scarf bomb” parks in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, leaving warm clothes out for those in need. For the fourth year in a row, local community service group One Good Deed distributed thousands of items at parks known to be frequented by homeless people. “Everything that we put out has a tag on it that says, ‘Take me. I’m not lost. I'm yours,’” says One Good Deed founder Michelle Christensen.
Dozens of volunteers scattered items around multiple parks as a warm gesture for those who are out in the cold. “They're gifts to keep people warm during these terribly cold times like today,” says volunteer Andrea Wiley. And it’s not just scarves the group puts out. In addition to cold weather necessities like hats, gloves, jackets, and scarves, they also put out essential items such as food and toiletries, as well as other clothing items and stuff for children, too.
One Good Deed was started in 2017 and the group strives to perform at least one good deed per month. Christensen says the group is just looking for ways to care for their community. “We all have caring and compassionate hearts, and we want to just let others know that they're cared for and accounted for. They're seen,” she says.