KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Washington Square Park got a unique look Friday morning. It’s the first day of winter, but instead of snow on tree limbs and benches, scarves, hats and gloves were tied to lamp posts and tree trunks.
Homeless, or anyone in need can take the items for free to help them stay warm this season.
MarksNelson Accounting and volunteers from other Kansas City-based companies collected the cold-weather items as part of the “Wrapped in Warmth” program. Friday, they tied the items around Washington Square Park, Ilus Davis Park, Mill Creek Park, Case Park, Huron Park (in KCK), along the fences near the downtown KCMO library and near 1st Street and Grand Boulevard.
“It feels great. If we can help people in the community. It's a pillar of our firm. Being a local firm, we are blessed by community we want to give back to the community too,” explained Mark Raditec, a managing partner at MarksNelson.
This year, the accounting firm collected a record 2,500 items.