Secret Santa donates 500 hats to needy in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) 'Tis the season to give and one anonymous elf in Plattsburgh is giving back in the warmest way: 500 hats were dropped off at Plattsburgh Town Hall.

The donor, who wants to remain anonymous, started the trend last year by hand-knitting 50 hats. This year the donation much larger.

Town Supervisor Michael Cashman says the donor spent all year knitting the hats, donating the time and knitting supplies for families in need this winter.

"We want to thank our golden elf. She is just a remarkable human being, isn't doing this for the media attention," Cashman said. "This is just one example of one individual in our community that participates in the season of giving."

The town will keep a few hats at Town Hall. The rest will be distributed to local agencies that can hand out the hats to those in need.