‘Scarf-bomb’ explodes with warm clothing in Twin Cities’ parks

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A few parks in the Twin Cities look different after a local organization redecorated the area with warm clothing for those in need on Sunday afternoon.

“One Good Deed” is a local community service group that “scarf bombs” parks with hats, gloves and scarves. It’s an explosion of warm clothing for those in need.

“So everything that we put out has a tag on it. That says, ‘Take me I’m not lost. I’m yours,’” Michelle Christensen, One Good Deed founder, said.

It’s like a game of finders keepers.

“It’s meant for anybody that needs anything whether it’s food, long johns and we have some stuffed animals out,” Christensen said.

Over 75 volunteers bundled up and scattered items across Loring and Kellogg Parks. It’s a warm gesture for those braving the bitter cold.
“We’re hoping someone comes through who needs a cute little pair of boots for their child to bring them joy,” Lori Peterson, volunteer, said. “I did grow up without some things like this, without a real warm pair of winter boots.”

Over 10,000 donations are now hanging in parks in the Twin Cities in areas known to be home for the homeless.

“They’re gifts to keep people warm during these terribly cold times like today,” Andrea Wiley, volunteer, said.

It’s a tradition that started four years ago and has gained traction over time.

“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,” Christensen said.

It’s one good deed touching hundreds of hearts.

“Provide a little warmth to people who need a little helping hand,” Wiley said.

One Good Deed organizers said they strive to perform at least one good deed per month. Visit their Facebook page to get involved.