The Mitten Tree 2018 @Fort Jesse

In the past couple of years, the families of Katie’s Kids have held a tradition of collecting and donating items to a local organization. This idea of giving is introduced to the children through the book The Mitten Tree. The book holds a great story about helping out others who may be without. In the book, a woman notices a child who has no mittens at the bus stop so she begins to knit mittens for children and leaves them hang on the tree for the children.

This year Katie’s Kids will be collecting hats, mittens & scarves to benefit Home Sweet Home Ministries. Home Sweet Home Ministries has been serving the homeless and hungry in Bloomington, Illinois since 1917 by providing case management and other supportive services to the homeless such as shelter, hot meals, clothing and toiletries, and children’s programming.

The Mitten Tree will be located in the entrance of Katie’s Kids from Nov. 26 – Dec. 12 Please place the donated items on the tree before Dec. 12. We will be taking all donated items to Home Sweet Home Ministries that week.

We thank you for your support in helping us teach the children how to give.

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