“Scarf Bombing” Initiative Planned for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015

Inspired by local Detroit “scarf bomber”, Barbara Green, Detroit Waldorf School staff, parents, and children will be busy this holiday season knitting hats and scarfs for the needy. “Scarf bombing” is a national movement where people knit scarfs and place them locally in areas that have a high homeless population. Items typically are tied to public fences or statues and include a note stating, “If you are cold this winter, please take me.” Items will be collected on Friday, January 9th and placed around the city of Detroit on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

“Volunteering on MLK, Jr. Day is a tradition at Detroit Waldorf School,” states Julia Baryo, Handwork teacher for grades 1-8. “It is vital for our students to experience the importance of helping those in need.” The school invites Detroit community members to participate as well. Please deliver your hand-knit or crocheted scarfs to the school office by Friday, January 9th from 8am-4pm. For more information, please call 313-822-0300.

Charis Calender-Suemnick