She started it after losing her son Cory to an overdose in 2013.

Lisa Dartey-Atkinson's loss was her inspiration to do something nice for other people. She leaves notes with the scarves, which are tied around trees in downtown Saginaw, asking the recipients to pay it forward in honor of her son.

Atkinson says that scarves have only lasted two days, at the longest. With temperatures dropping quickly this fall, there's no doubt that they'll go fast this year as well.

What a sweet way to show compassion! If you'd like to drop off some winter gear to be put out, you can do so at Dawn of a New Day Coffee House and Cafe, 210 South Washington Ave. or Wally's Old Fashioned Sandwich Shop, 216 South Washington Ave.