West Fargo Library collecting donations of winter gear for area children

Photo by: West Fargo Public Library
Photo by: West Fargo Public Library

(West Fargo, ND) -- The West Fargo Public Library is hosting its fourteenth annual Mitten Tree Drive this December to collect winter gear for West Fargo children.

From December 1st through January 6th, donors can drop off new or like-new child-sized mittens, gloves, sweatpants, boots, underwear or coats at the library. Handmade mittens and gloves are welcome. The items will be donated to West Fargo Public School District students in need.

“We love hosting this program each winter and seeing how fast we can fill up our tree,” said Lauren Nephew, youth services manager. “With West Fargo’s population and the number of students in our district continuing to grow year after year, we surely have more students in need of these items than ever before.”

The Mitten Tree can be found on the main floor of the West Fargo Public Library near the self-checkout machine. Donors can hang their items on the tree or drop them off at the library service desk.