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These Scarves Tied To Trees Have A Very Special Meaning

Last year, a pay-it-forward trend swept across North America and this year, it's making a comeback.

People have been pinning scares, hats, and other warm clothing to trees around cities. But don't think they're just for anyone. Each piece of clothing has a note attached to it explaining its purpose. They all read similar to this one.

All the warm clothing is meant for people living on the streets, or who cannot afford good clothing for winter. It's part of a program called "Chase The Chill", which is popping up in more and more cities around the continent.

Often times, people who are struggling can find it hard to ask for help so this way they can anonymously get the things they need.

'Not all shelters are open throughout the night so this way it's there for them if they need it," said one volunteer. 'It's hard to believe something as simple as a hat or scarf is considered a luxury item but for some people it really is.'

As the colder weather approaches, it's important to help those who need it. We may not know the story behind everyone on the streets, but we do know that all people deserve to be warm and protected during the coldest times of the year.

Share this so that others know about this incredible Chase The Chill project!

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