Random act of kindness to keep those in need warm this winter

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Attached to the scarves are strips of white paper secured with a safety pin and ribbon, with typed messages for those who may take one. (WTVD)

Found tied beneath the Christmas wreaths that adorn lampposts on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh Monday morning, were scarves.


Pink scarves, blue scarves, some designed with polka dots, some ruffled or bordered with fringe.

Attached to them are strips of white paper secured with a safety pin and ribbon, with typed messages for those who may take one.

With no signature to explain who they're from, the messages are made up of prayers and various Bible verses.

"Father, remind us of why we are the objects of your constant love and care," reads one note pinned to a scarf.

On another, Psalm 25:9, "The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way."

It isn't the first time this season the City of Oaks has seen a random act of kindness directed at those in need. Around Thanksgiving, someone tied scarves to trees outside the state Capitol.

Students from Moore Square Middle School did the same on Person Street a few weeks later.

Brace Boone, Development Director for the Raleigh Rescue Mission, tells ABC11 the need is great this winter season.

The mission stands ready to house 150 people on any given night, with two-thirds of them being women and children.

Boone doesn't know who is behind this latest gesture to keep those experiencing homelessness warm, but he has a message for them:

"Keep doing it," he said. "You're doing good work. We'd love to meet you."

If you want to give back this holiday season, be sure to check the Rescue Mission list of urgent and ongoing needs.
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