We would like to thank Life 96.5, HyVee, and everyone that donated items for Warm a Neighbor. The JOY that you have brought to the faces of the newly arrived immigrants receiving these warm winter items is so wonderful, and shows so much HOSPITALITY as they make their new homes in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas.

Items collected:
Men’s – Hats (17), Gloves (19), Socks (63), Coats (1)

Women’s – Hats (81)(35 of these were homemade), Gloves (23), Scarves (55)(20 homemade), Socks (15), Coats (2), Boots (1), Slippers (1)

Children – Hats (42)-many of these were homemade as well, Gloves (91), Scarves (24), Socks (4), Coats (9)

We also had 44 gently used coats that we were able to utilize, and 8 head wraps that were homemade.

Here are a few touching stories of people that stopped by the booths at HyVee:

Bev dropped off two homemade hats at the booth at HyVee and She plans to make more throughout the year and drop off to Caminando Juntos.

Pastor Dawn Quame from Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN and Faith Lutheran in Avoca, MN collected items as a project within their congregations to donate to help Warm a Neighbor! They heard about the projects on the radio station, and wanted to help out. Over 100 items were collected between the two church congregations.

John Deters stopped by the booth and wanted to share how much his time with Sister Suzanne meant when he was at St. Mary’s in Salem.

Thanks again for the generosity of the community as we work together to Warm a Neighbor.