Nearly 600 scarves and hats left throughout Redwood City for those in need

Nearly 600 scarves and hats left throughout Redwood City

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About 600 scarves and hats, most of them handmade, were left at public sites throughout Redwood City on Tuesday as a “gift of warmth” for anyone who needs them.

The charitable, second-annual event involved a partnership between Chase the Chill Redwood City, the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, the Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation, and volunteers who helped make and distribute the items at 14 city sites.

You could find the items Tuesday around City Hall, the Main Library, North Plaza (between Box and the Train Tracks), Square, Main street dog agility park, Linden Park, Marsh Road at Hoover Street, Delucchi’s Market, Fair Oaks Community Center, Grocery Outlet parklet, Jardin de Ninos, VMSC, Redwood Shores Library and Spinas Park, according to Chase the Chill.

Last year, 433 items were made for distribution, the organization said.

Founded in 2008 in Easton, PA, Chase the Chill “combines art, charity, and yarn bombing” and has led to similar efforts nationwide.

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