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For kids-Warm Hands' project good for area's youth

The Glenville Democrat of Glenville, West Virginia

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Commendations to Mrs. Connie Stewart, a local concerned and caring citizen, for founding Project Warm Hands back in 2012!

This substantial and beneficial program is Mrs. Stewart's personal effort, along with the help, good will and well-wishes of dozens of her friends and hundreds of other kind area residents, to see that Gilmer County's children own a warm pair of gloves during the winter's cold spells. She stepped up to take on this difficult, costly and time-consuming task a few years ago when noticing that many local children were not wearing gloves during our state's most frigid school days. Also, at the Gilmer County Volunteer Fire Dept.'s annual Christmas Parade, she stood speechless when seeing quite a few children fighting off the chills with cold hands. Because of this, the Glenville resident and Volunteer Fire Dept. member felt obligated to be heard and to do something about this widespread lack. Hence, Project Warm Hands was founded.

As a result now in the winter of 2015, Project Warm Hands, under her direction, is collecting glove donations, which will be given out — free of charge — to families at this year's Christmas Parade in early December. In addition to this giveaway, her goal this year is very much more ambitious, notably to receive enough donated pairs for each one of the elementary schools' students in Gilmer County, including the new Leading Creek Elementary. This formidable humanitarian endeavor would assure that each student has warm hands for this winter's harsh, chilly and snowy weather.

As to her timetable, she is now accepting donations or monetary contributions, and with gloves being put on the shelves of the local stores at this time, it is the perfect opportunity for the public to help a child stay warm this winter.

To participate in and to donate to this good, yet inexpensive cause, please contact Mrs. Stewart by calling 304-462-7632 or 304-542-3128. You can also email her at

A single pair of gloves can prevent not only frostbite, but also make going to school more comfortable for many a Gilmer County child this winter, so Mrs. Connie Stewart should be commended for jump-starting Project Warm Hands earlier this year and for asking for help from our good citizens, as well!

DHC, Sr.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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