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MarksNelson employees knit for 'Wrapped in Warmth' campaign

Posted at 12:47 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 17:40:55-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — During their lunch break, a group of MarksNelson employees knitted hats and scarves for the homeless on Thursday.

“I want them to feel good wearing it,” Des Edgington said.

Loop after loop, each one of these garments are uniquely handmade.

“We all enjoy knitting and we're able to use our time and talent to help those who may not have some of the comforts we have,” Beth Vanleeuwen said.

It’s part of the “Wrapped in Warmth” campaign, which is a program to help people who are homeless during the cold winter months. 

These clothing accessories will be spread throughout Washington Square Park for people who are homeless to freely take.

“We put this program together very quickly, based on a need that we saw and it has just really grown,” MarksNelson Marketing/PR Specialist Kim Woirhaye-Reid said.

More than 400 hats, scarves, and gloves were put out last year. Organizers are hoping the event will be twice as big this year.

If you’re interested in donating any gloves hats or scarves for the campaign, you can stop by their office at 1310 E 104th St., #300 in KCMO.

Click here to learn more information about the firm's "Wrapped in Warmth" campaign.