Scarf Donations to Keep Homeless Warm and Warm Hearts

Dallas' unseasonably warm winter is changing, a donation project to help keep the homeless warm popped up just in time. Over the last week 150 scarves were tied to trees and lamp posts in Deep Ellum.

(Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

Dallas’ unseasonably warm winter is changing, a donation project to help keep the homeless warm popped up just in time.

Over the last week 150 scarves were tied to trees and lamp posts in Deep Ellum.

In what local authorities are calling a "world first," a drone helped save two swimmers struggling to reach shore in Lennox Head, Australia on Jan. 18, 2018. Two teenagers were spotted struggling against rough waves when a drone was deployed to drop off a life raft.

(Published Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018)

“We just wanted to give the homeless people something to warm them up,” said 11 year old Sarah Conner with the Junior Order of Eagles, the organization that collected and put out the scarves for a holiday charity project.

“We chose (the neighborhood) because homelessness is so vast,” said Courtney Phelan, who helps supervise the program. “That’s one thing we’re trying to teach the kids. Give back to help others. It’s a good thing.”

In Deep Ellum, Niko Thomas, who said he is homeless, untied a red scarf from a pole.

“Whoever put them up, I appreciate you,” said Thomas. “It shows they see me.”

The internet is flipping out over a video of an Olympic gymnast getting dressed. That's British gymnast Nile Wilson, back-flipping into his shorts, and sticking the landing. Not once, not twice, but four times.
It's possible he was just looking for some love for the Summer Olympians, as we focus on next month's winter games. Wilson took home a Bronze Medal at the 2016 Olympics.

(Published Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018)

Last year the Junior Order of Eagles collected jeans for the homeless. They said if the demand for scarves was great this year, they might do the same project next year.