Members of a Millicent craft group have put their talents to good use by assisting the vital community support role of ac.care.
The Live and Learn Craft Group had a 2021 challenge to create from material a bag or bags to give to a cause – quilts, shopping bags, toiletry bags, bags to put things in – to be distributed by ac.care to families in need especially over the Christmas holiday season
“We are a non-profit organisation whose members have a passion for quilting, stitching and craft,” Group president Susanne Casimaty said.
“Our group offers friendship, support and instruction to its members and we meet on Monday evenings from 7pm – 9pm at Habit Patch shop – 31b George Street Millicent.
“In addition to personal projects, we produce a variety of items which are donated to local charities and organisations such as Millicent Veterinary Clinic, the Combined Churches, Red Cross, Angel Flights, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Millicent & District Hospital, Sheoak Lodge and various Cancer Support groups.”
The donations have been welcomed by Millicent ac.care centre manager Evonne Lambert.
“Our mission to ensure country people have safe homes, enough money to live on and strong positive relationships requires a truly community effort to increase the support ac.care can provide through the Millicent Community Centre,” Ms Lambert said.
“Contributions from the community increase our impact providing assistance to vulnerable people when they need it most, especially at Christmas time.”