LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Last month, News 18 introduced you to 9-year-old Faith Bryant who is collecting scarves. With a little help from the community, she tied them up in downtown Lafayette on Sunday. Anyone in need of extra warmth this winter can pick one up.
This is the second year in a row Faith Bryant is collecting scarves and tying them up in downtown Lafayette.
“This morning, I was so happy. I flew into my clothes and everything. I was just so excited,” Bryant said.
This year, she had about 20 people come and help her. The group was made up of friends, family, Alpha Gamma Delta sorority members and others who heard her story through social media.
“I don’t even know half of them,” Bryant said.
The group started tying up the scarves on and near the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge.
“We mostly want to put them on that one trail where the homeless sleep and under that bridge and right by the homeless shelter,” Bryant said.
News 18 first met with Faith near the end of November. Her mother, Missy Bryant, said they had around 60 scarves at the time.
“So we have gotten like about 260 since then, and there are more donations that I have not picked up yet,” Missy Bryant said.
She also received some dressier scarves.
“[They] aren’t really as much for warmth, and we’re gonna take them to a women’s shelter,” Missy Bryant said.
Faith Bryant hopes others will pay it forward after hearing her story. She wants to help spread joy this holiday.
“I have no idea how, how she got to be this way, but I’m just very thankful,” Missy Bryant said.
Sunday afternoon, Faith was excited to make a special announcement.
“On Jan. 1, I am getting honored at a Pacers game,” Faith Bryant said.
Faith Bryant said she will walk down to the court and they will share her story during the game.
Next weekend, Faith Bryant and her mother are taking scarves to Frankfort to help warm those in need.