Volunteers needed to help fifth-grader hang scarves downtown

A fifth-grader needs help from the community to hang up 300 scarves for those in need around Greater Lafayette.

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 11:46 AM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 11:51 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It will be a chilly weekend, but that's not stopping 11-year-old Faith Bryant's mission. On Saturday, she will walk around Downtown Lafayette hanging up scarves for those in need.

The Lafayette fifth-grader collected more than 300 donated scarves. She will need a lot of the Greater Lafayette community's help hanging up each one.

Faith is asking for volunteers to meet her at Tapawingo Park at 1 p.m. So far she said her volunteer group is only at seven people.
Those who come out to help will wrap the scarves on and near the pedestrian bridge. Last year around 20 people helped out Bryant, but she's hoping for a bigger turnout.

"I think that it would be helpful because then they get to do something for other people that need stuff," said Bryant.

Bryant started this project three years ago and anyone in need is welcome to take a scarf. She hopes her Scarves Downtown project inspires others to help.

New this year, she has three special bags for anyone she spots outside who is homeless. A blanket, hat, gloves, and toiletries are inside each bag.

"It feels great," Bryant said. "I feel like I'm actually helping somebody in need and they're getting something that they need too."

She will be collecting scarves throughout the season. Donation sites include Dunkin' Donuts, Unity Medical Pavilion, and Midtowne Oven.

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