Barack Obama School's Students Collect 4,000 Mittens, Hats and Scarves

Students at Milwaukee's Barack Obama School were given the gift of warmth this morning.

A month-long effort to collect mittens, hats and scarves ended with a record breaking total of more than 4,000.

This is a partnership between Milwaukee Public Schools and TCF Bank.

People were asked to make donations at their local branch last month.

Now the clothes will be donated to students across the district.

The principal at Barack Obama School says there's definitely a need.

“We have quite a few students walk in the building that do not have hats of gloves on especially our little babies that are just three years old and sometimes they don't realize how dangerous the cold weather can be so this will be a great gift for them,” said the principal.

This is the second year of the "mitten tree drive.”

Last year more than 3500 items were donated to students.

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