Community members still have time to donate handmade items, primarily scarves but also hats, socks, gloves and more, to the fun Chase the Chill program in Redwood City.
In its third year, the charitable program collects the handmade items through the end of October. Then, in mid-to-late November, the items are hung at multiple locations around Redwood City for people in need to find and keep. The items will feature tags that read, in both English and Spanish, “I belong to no one, take me if you like me or if you need me.”
In its first year, about 400 scarves were hung up around town. Last year, that went up to 600. Organizer Jodi Paley aims to increase that number again this year.
Those wishing to donate handmade items are encouraged to drop them off at the bins at Veterans Memorial Senior Center (VMSC) on Madison. the Community Activities Building (CAB) on Roosevelt, the Main Library, City Hall, Redwood Shores Library and Fair Oaks Community Center on Middlefield Road.
Also coming up: a Chase the Chill tagging party is set to be held at the CAB on Nov. 7. At the event, volunteers are needed to help administer the tags with the aforementioned messaging onto the donated items. The party starts at 6 p.m., and pizza will be provided.
For Chase the Chill updates, see its Facebook page here.