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Mitten Tree Returns to Branigan Library for Holiday Season 2017

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the mitten donation tree will be back for the holiday season. The Library will accept new or clean, gently used hats, mittens and scarves for children and adults between November 27 and December 21.

“The mitten tree has become a holiday tradition at the library; patrons always ask when we are going to put it up. It’s amazing to see just how generous and thoughtful the people of Las Cruces are.” said Margaret Neill, Library Administrator. “Last year, people donated more than 400 items; the year before that, over 300. The Friends of the Library bought a bigger tree last year to accommodate the larger amount of donations. We went from a 6’ tree to a 9’ tree.”

The library will donate the items to La Casa, the Gospel Rescue Mission and the Community of Hope after collection ends on December 21st.

To donate, simply bring in hats, scarves, gloves or mittens to the Library (200 E. Picacho Avenue) and either give them to staff or hang them on the tree located at the front of the building, near the Circulation Desk. Jackets, coats, sweaters and blankets are also gladly accepted.

Branigan Library is located at 200 E. Picacho Avenue.