Kindness Advent Calendar: December 6, 2023 (Day 6)
🧤A New Set Of Mittens🧤
Welcome to Day 6 of your Kindness Advent Calendar! Throughout December, we will provide you with your daily act of kindness through our Kindness Advent Calendar! Come and celebrate the holiday season as we are kind all December long.
On December 6th, Mitten Tree Day celebrates the gift of warmth. It's a day to collect mittens, hang them on a Christmas tree, and then hand them out to those in need.
Those who live in cold climates understand the necessity of mittens. This winter clothing item is essential for keeping the hands warm while outdoors. Unfortunately, however, there are many children around the world who are without adequate winter clothing, which includes mittens.
Every year around this day, schools, churches, and charitable organizations set up a Christmas tree and ask people to donate mittens. The mittens are hung on the tree and then distributed to those in need.
You can participate by putting up a Mitten Tree in your place of work, worship, or in your home. Ask your family, friends, and coworkers to donate mittens. Many communities have child advocacy organizations that are in need of mittens and other warm clothing items for winter. You can also share this day on social media with #MittenTreeDay.
"Christmas is forever, not for just one day. For loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away."
~ Norman Wesley Brooks