What started as one Trumbull teacher's relief effort for Sandy Hook has reached to New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, South Africa and England.
Madison Middle School Language Arts teacher Jeanne Malgioglio made scarves and gave them out to first responders after the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed 26 lives.
"It was started as a scarf for a friend," Malgioglio said. Thousands more scarves have been made and sent for the cause, she added.
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Soon it blossomed to more people touched by the event, until knitters from other countries sent in green and white scarves.
"We have received requests" for more scarves, Malgioglio told the Board of Education recently.
Anyone who has made scarves can send them to Madison Middle School up to and including March 10, or dropped off at Monroe Pack and Ship and Patience Pediatrics (Monroe).
Schools Supt. Ralph Iassogna called the effort "a wonderful mission."