. Bernie Sanders’ inauguration mittens help raise $1.8 million for charity « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CBS – The mittens Senator Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration did more than just keep him warm and spark a viral meme — over the past five days, they raised over $1.8 million for charities in Vermont.

Inspired by the meme, merchandise with the photo, dubbed “Chairman Sanders,” was first placed on his website last Thursday, selling out shortly after.

Proceeds from the sales were donated directly to charities in Vermont, including Vermont Parent Child Network, Senior Centers in Vermont, and Bistate Primary Care, amongst others.

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