Matthews woman passes out scarves in uptown for those in need

Scarves left out for those in need show up around Uptown

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Matthews resident Marie Connolly rounded up some of her friends to pass out scarves in uptown Charlotte this past weekend.

Connolly said she crocheted the scarves herself. It’s recently become one of her hobbies.

“I craft all the time anyways and I can crochet while I’m watching movies and Netflix so I figured why not,” said Connolly when asked why she made so many scarves to give away.

She said each scarf is close to six feet long and they can be crocheted in about 90 minutes. Connolly explained that she celebrates her birthday with a list of nice things to do for people. One of the items on her list was the scarves.

“It’s one of those things like if you want to see good in the world, you might as well put some out there,” said Connolly.

The Matthews resident and her friends left the scarves on benches, fences, trees and statues across uptown. They are intended for anyone that needs them. Each scarf is tagged with a card that reads, “I’m not lost. I was handmade for you. If you’re cold and need me, please take me.”

Connolly said she first learned about the scarf idea on Pinterest. Others have used the same tactic to spread kindness in different communities. Some call the activity, ‘scarfbombing’.

“It’s really kind of cool to see that other people are of the same mentality - be the good you want to see in the world,” said Connolly.

She said last year she made 32 of the scarves. This year she crafted 45 of them. Connolly said that next year she hopes to crochet hats to pass out in addition to the scarves.

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