Mitten Tree at UTM Library

Donate your winter accessories to support women and their families through the UTM Library Mitten Tree! Instead of decorating a tree with ornaments, a mitten tree is covered with winter accessories such as scarves, hats, and mittens or gloves. Donations of non-perishable food are also welcome.

Mitten Tree 2023

At the end of the holiday season, the Library will send all donations to Embrave, an organization supporting women and families who are leaving abusive situations. Embrave is inclusive of all women facing violence—including two-spirit, trans and non-binary people—and their children; supports are provided to survivors with or without children.

Please join us in supporting our community this holiday season!

Donation details

Where: Donate your winter accessories at the Library's Information and Loans Desk.
When: The Mitten Tree will remain up and donations accepted until Jan 8, 2024.

Donation criteria

  • Winter accessories may include scarves, hats, mittens, gloves, and more
  • New condition only
  • Hand-made donations (knitted, crocheted, etc.) are welcome
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Items may be for adults or children


If you have any questions, please contact Mai Lu at