Fanwood Library’s Hook and Needle Group recently donated the fruits of their labor to two needy organizations. While everyone was working to stay cool this summer, these women worked their magic with yarn with the goal of helping those less fortunate to stay warm in the upcoming winter months.
More than a dozen baby blankets and a similar number of tot-sized sweaters were donated to the Gateway Pregnancy Center in Plainfield to be distributed among their clientele. The organization titled Home First Interfaith Housing and Family Services Inc., also based in Plainfield, became the beneficiary of 25 hat and mitten sets, 20 additional hats, 14 pairs of mittens, 13 scarfs, 2 more hats with matching scarves, and a couple of sweaters. Both non-profit organizations provide services to families in need.
The Hook and Needle Group, hosted by Gloria Rusnak, meet every Tuesday that the library is open from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The Group is open to all newcomers. Donations of clean, acrylic yarn and/or funds to purchase yarn are welcome.