Every year, the library collects mittens, scarves, coats and other items that students and teachers donate to people who can’t afford them in Lansing.
So far the mitten tree is a tree in the library that only has one mitten on it so far.
“It is a naked tree with one mitten on it and we add a mitten on the tree every time someone donates,”
When you donate clothing or toys they go to help local families.
“Once you donate clothing or toys they go to the Dream Center,” said librarian Joy Currie. The Dream Center helps refugee families in Lansing.
This year is the 20th year Everett has done the mitten tree.
Currie is the person in charge of the tree and she wants to help as many families as possible.
“My goal is to help people in Lansing in need,” said Currie.