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MCBDD hosts hat, glove and scarf drive

1/9/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities
GRANGER — During December, Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) clients and staff, as well as members of the community, were invited to bring in new or gently used hats, gloves, scarves and mittens to place on “Giving Trees” located in the entryways of the Achievement Center. Clients of MCBDD then gathered all the items and bagged them up for local agencies.

Shown at right, Tom Boehnen, of Medina, collects items from one of the giving trees from this year’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” hat, glove and scarf drive.

This year’s donations were delivered to the Salvation Army offices in Medina and Wadsworth, which then distributed them throughout Medina County to benefit individuals and families in need.

“This project allows many people in the community the opportunity to join in the spirit of giving,” said Interim Superintendent Annette Davis-Kramp. “On a more personal level, many of the families we serve are on limited budgets themselves, but they still feel a special sense of pride when they can help make a difference in the lives of others.”

This year’s campaign saw nearly 1,000 items donated. While many people brought in one or two items, several community members dropped off bags of handmade items. During the past seven years, the MCBDD has collected more than 4,500 items that have been donated to local agencies during the coldest months of the year.

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