April 2021
Orangeville, Ontario
Recipient: TBD   Initiative: Knit2Gether

Last January, I attended the Garden’s Knit2Gether. It was well organized with a feeling of us talking around the kitchen table. We were so pleased to hear about a particular project, helping the homeless. This quickly evolved in donating knitted and crocheted scarves, hats to those who could not afford to keep warm during our Canadian winters. A terrific opportunity to express some Christlike principles we’ve heard and read so much about with our community. Showing mercy, kindness and generosity is actually a binding influence in all of us.

An 80-year old neighbour of our’s, Coral (who we’ve included a photo of) eagerly wanted to help. Within a week, she had given us 50 crocheted hats of all sizes and vivid colours! A small team of us added to that by providing knitted scarves. Sis. Debra Spilar is a whizz at knitting baby hats with pom poms. She will be delivering, God willing, her gifts to the children’s floor at one of our major hospitals in Toronto.

We are now hoping to distribute individual packages with a small note who we are along with a small blanket and hat. The Garden got us motivated. We took up the challenge! The pandemic has not cancelled kindness.

Sis Patricia Ferguson (Orangeville Ecclesia)