By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Two local LaFollette boys and their grandmother have been spreading love and kindness by leaving warm clothes and snacks for the homeless.
Bradley and Evan McCormick and their grandmother Chauncey McCormick have been putting hats, scarves, gloves, socks and granola bars in ziplock bags and leaving them for area homeless. The items were secured to the tree beside the LaFollette Police Department. The first time was in mid January and again recently.
On each ziplock bag, the McCormick’s wrote little notes saying “I’m not lost, I’m a gift to keep you warm.”
Chauncey McCormick said she got the idea from something similar she read about in Oak Ridge where people were leaving items such as scarves and coats out to help those in need. Her six year old grandson Bradley “loves to help others” so they decided to do something locally in LaFollette. The project was something both her three year old and six year old grandsons enjoyed doing.
“It made us feel good to do something for those in need. The first time we did it the items were gone the next day, so a few weeks later I crocheted a scarf and we bought more socks and gloves and added granola bars. Once again, the items were gone the next day,” McCormick said.
She also said she and the boys plan to keep doing projects like this because “a little kindness goes a long way.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/08/2022-6AM)