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Local non-profit calls on crafters to donate time, skills

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A St. Lawrence county not-for-profit organization is asking crafters to use their skills to help local people in need.

Alicia Murphy is coordinator of the new "community action angels" program in Canton. She says crafting for charity is nothing new. But people usually send the things they make elsewhere.

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"One of our volunteers was in a ministry that made clothing for kids in Appalachia, and a couple times a year they’d gather up their packages and mail it to Appalachia," Murphy says. "There’s so much need here in St. Lawrence County, I can’t see why we don’t keep things local."

Community action angels plans to coordinate with local hospitals, neighborhood centers, nursing homes and other organizations. Murphy says right now, she’s looking to get the word out:

"There are so many people in St. lawrence County who knit, crochet, quilt, sew, and already donate what they make. It’s happening all over but there are another group of people who really would like to do this but don’t know where to start. So really all we’re trying to do is be the conduit, coordinator from people who are making to people who are receiving."

Murphy says there’s always a need for kids’ and adults’ hats and mittens; baby blankets for maternity wards; and wheelchair bags, neck pillows and other items for nursing homes.

She asks that people interested in giving or receiving call 315-386-1102 and ask for her.

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