MILWAUKEE - As the weather turns cold, 13-year-old Naomi Arenzon prepares a gift of warmth. Her family is donating two-thousand knit hats in honor of Naomi's bat mitzvah. "I would like to help people who don't have stuff for winter and who need it," said Naomi.
Naomi's father Steven owns Wisconsin Knitwear on Lincoln Avenue. The hats are manufactured on site at the south side company. And after deciding on the donation for Naomi's mitzvah project, the family spent this evening, packing up the multi colored hats.
And they enlisted the help of police in District 2, so the hats could be distributed in areas where people will need them most this winter. Officers arrived today, to collect the box loads.
"We can hand them out as we see kids walking around or walking to school in the morning, if they don't have a hat, we're going to hand out a hat to them, so they don't freeze their ears off," said Captain Donald Gaglione.
And kids won't be the only ones who benefit. "We're giving these hats to homeless shelters, abuse shelters and just people who need it," said Naomi.
A well appreciated gift of charity in tough economic times.