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Local projects turns worn sweaters into warm mittens

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- We can feel that chill in the air this week, and an effort is underway in Austin to help make sure everyone has warm hands this winter.

A local non-profit agency called the Mitten Project turns worn sweaters into warm mittens for those in need.

Members gave the mittens to the United Way of Mower County Tuesday morning at Oak Park Mall.

Organizers say 25 pairs of mittens have already been sent to the United way of Olmsted County. And, 211 are being donated to the United Way of Mower County.

So, break out those ugly sweaters and put them to good use.

"Sometimes sweaters that you might think are a little questionable, when you see someone wearing them, are the most adorable mittens you could find," the Mitten Project's Jill Marsh said Tuesday.

Organizers say the mission of the Mitten Project is two-fold: to repurpose and recycle, and to do good deeds for others.

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