Seeking mittens and hats to spread warmth

A Fairfield County-based nonprofit is asking everyone to spread hope and warmth in the new year by starting hat and mitten collections for adults and children in need.

Halle’s Hope was founded in memory of a Milford kindergarten student, Halle Anne Root, who died in December 2012. The organization works to honor the 5-year-old’s spirit by spreading hope and helping children and families.

Now through Jan. 15, Halle’s Hope is encouraging area residents to get a collection started. Participants can either distribute the hats and mittens themselves or contact Halle’s Hope to pick up and deliver the items to a deserving organization.

“Get your workplace, friends, school and neighborhood involved,” the nonprofit organization said of the drive. “Inspire them to spread the hope, too.”

For more information about Halle, the organization and the mittens and hats drive, visit

Anyone planning to start a collection can let Halle’s Hope know through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by using #HallesMittensandHats.