Warming Tree Service Project at Martin Library

For the 3rd year in a row, Boy Scout Troop 94 and Cub Scout Pack 94 have teamed up with Martin Library in York, PA to provide a Warming Tree Service Project to the York City community.

What’s a Warming Tree?

It’s a special holiday tree decorated with hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks, coats, and other cold-weather gear. These items are provided through donations to help those who are in need during the winter months. A special thanks goes out to the group Coats of Friendship, who donated a large number of coats to stock the Tree.

Anyone in need may help themselves, and there are sizes to fit everyone from children to adults (items are available on a first-come basis). The Scouts will be keeping the tree stocked until supplies run out. The Warming Tree is in the Children’s Room at Martin Library.

Welcome Here

Martin Library is a “Third Place” in York City. This means it’s a space besides work or home that people are welcome to be. Besides being a safe place, Martin Library offers opportunities to its community members. People of all ages come here to learn skills, access technology, and , of course, find great books to read. 

But members of our York City community also come here to be warm, to connect with others, and to be welcomed. The Warming Tree allows people to take a little of that warmth, connection, and welcome with them when they leave our doors and go back into the winter cold. We are grateful to the Scouts for choosing us as their partner for the Warming Tree!

The York Dispatch interviewed the Scouts’ project leader, Rob McKinney, this past Saturday. Hear what he has to say about the project here: https://www.yorkdispatch.com/

How to Help

If you have gently-used laundered items to donate, please call (717) 849-6965.

If you know of someone in need, let them know about this opportunity!