Clothing drive benefits homeless veterans

Mid-Continent Public Library System is collecting winter clothes for homeless veterans through Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Mid-Continent Public Library System is partnering with Good Shepherd Hospice to collect winter clothes for homeless veterans through Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Donations can be made at library branches across the Northland. Items accepted include gently used hats, scarves, gloves and mittens/gloves in adult sizes. Those donating are also encouraged to include a note of appreciation for the veteran's service.

Good Shepherd collaborates with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization through a program called We Honor Veterans, which works to improve the care veterans receive from hospice and palliative care providers.

"At Good Shepherd Hospice, our daily goal is to serve all those who we encournter daily — patients, families, facility staff, the community and our veterans," Community Liaison Laura Bate said. "If I cannot help at least one person a day, even in the smallest way, to smile, my day was not successful."

Donations will benefit veterans in the counties where donations were collected.

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