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Bernie Sanders called me: School teacher who knitted the viral mittens

The school teacher auctioned off a pair of mittens for her daughter's college fund and also donated some pairs to charities.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
January 25, 2021 5:30:09 pm
bernie sandersBernie Sanders' mittens went viral (Source: file)

With Bernie Sanders’ hand-knitted mittens from Inauguration day going viral, the school teacher Jen Ellis, who actually made it, has been receiving several requests for the product.

In fact, Bernie Sanders himself called Ellis to tell her about how the “mitten frenzy” helped him raise money for charity. “Bernie Sanders called me earlier today to tell me that the mitten frenzy has already raised an enormous amount of money for Vermont charities. I am not authorized to disclose the amount yet- but it’s BIG and it’s amazing! Thank you!! Generosity brings joy,” the teacher expressed on Twitter.

Bernie’s campaign also sold sweatshirts — with his now-viral photo on a folding chair wearing a green jacket and the mittens — to raise money for charity.

Meanwhile, Ellis also auctioned off similar pairs of mittens made by her. She auctioned off a pair for her “daughter’s college fund” and also donated some pairs to charities.

The 79-year-old senator has been going viral since he was spotted at Harris-Biden Inauguration Day and is now a popular meme.

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