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Mittens and hats donated to Flint school kids

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

Volunteers donated their time to sort 5,100 mittens for school kids. The mittens will reach students at every elementary in the Flint Community Schools.

Quota International partnered with the school district to distribute gloves and hats to the kids. The Jennings Foundation provided funding to help buy the winter gear. One member of Quota also helped by hand-knitting more than 1,000 mittens.

Connie Rau, a Flint Schools retiree, helps organize the effort. She founded 'Shoes that Fit, Connie's Kids' to help children in the district.

Fifty-five volunteers helped sort the gloves and hats by classroom. The kids wrote heart-felt letters to show their appreciation.

"A little boy wrote, now I can go play in the snow and I can really throw snowballs. These are the things we take for granted," said Rau.

The items will be distributed early next week.

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