For the first time in two years UHart’s Harrison Library is kicking off the Holiday Season with its’ once iconic “Mitten Tree”. The tree, which earned that name through it’s rather unorthodox decorations acts as a donation service for Hartford’s homeless population.
Throughout the month of December, students are encouraged to adorn the tree’s branches with hats, gloves, scarves and other warm weather gear they’re willing to part with. “If we get one pair of gloves that keeps one pair of hands warm in a cold night.. I’m happy.” said Library Circulation Coordinator Ed Bernstein. “If we get 100 pairs of gloves, I’m even happier”.
All are invited to come on December 13th when the Mitten Tree’s ornaments will be removed, sorted, and donated to the South Park Inn, a local homeless shelter. Don’t forget to stop by before break, you may just make someone’s holiday season special!