Community Action Angels looking for volunteer knitters, crocheters, sewers and quilters
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Community Action Angels, a new program from the St. Lawrence County Community Development Program, is looking for help from people who knit, crochet, sew, and quilt.

A crafting-for-charity program called “AngelMade” is starting up that will ask people with those skills to consider donating time and talent to serve those who are less fortunate.

From mittens, to blankets, from socks to chemo caps, the Community Action Angels would be grateful for donations of clean, new, handmade items from smoke-free environments. It could be you make one item per week, or one item per year. Anything people can offer will give warmth and hope to others.

The Angels will coordinate with area hospitals, Neighborhood Centers, nursing homes, and other organizations, to match donations with requests.

“There are so many wonderfully talented people living in the North Country,” said Alicia Murphy, Coordinator. “There is also desperate need -- need for food, need for livable shelter, need for heat, need for clothing, need for personal and household items, need for care… the list is seemingly endless.

“There are many, successful, national knit/crochet charity initiatives,” Murphy said. “We hope to make this the go-to project for St. Lawrence County. But we need help from the community.”

If you would like to volunteer to support this worthy program, contact Alicia Murphy at 386-1102, ext. 27.

If your organization has a need for quality, warm, handmade items, also call.