The Stitch It Forward Society of Lethbridge will be handing out Valentine’s bags full of goodies to seniors in our city who are feeling alone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cora Walkey is the Co-founder of the volunteer led club, and she says each bag includes its own handcrafted creations.
Walkey says that this kind of project hits close to her heart, “Getting people active, learning new skills, and finding new projects. I really like this project.”
Volunteers will distribute 400 Valentine’s bags over the weekend to various doorsteps in our city, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The Canadian Red Cross gifted the nonprofit a grant to help seniors who are isolated because of COVID-19.
A few bags have already been delivered in Lethbridge, “We’ve had probably 10 emails, and 10 phone calls of people thanking us for the gift,” says Walkey.
Walkey says that there were 45 people who nominated someone to receive their own Valentine’s bag.
The Society will be sewing, knitting, and crocheting slippers to give to the Ronald McDonald House throughout Alberta. The group has a goal of having 800 slippers finished by the end of the month.
You can contact the Stitch It Forward Society of Lethbridge through Facebook @stitchitforwardleth, if you’d like pick up a kit of materials that you can use to work on the slippers.