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The Damien Society Mitten Tree

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It's been 44 years since Damien Society member Gen Kwako was contacted by a local bus driver about the fact that some of his young passengers often boarded the bus without mittens and caps to protect them from the weather.


Kwako, with the help of her fellow Damiens, organized the first Damien Mitten Tree drive, in which local residents were asked to donate hats, scarves and mittens to give to children in need during the holiday season.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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