Spare change helps make a change JFS Knitters Club donates a freezer to JFS

October 25, 2013

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JFS Knitters Club members Leslie Legum, Natalie Steiner and Sandy Mendelsohn pose with JFS volunteer coordinator Jody Laibstain and the donated freezer.

JFS Knitters Club members Leslie Legum, Natalie Steiner and Sandy Mendelsohn pose with JFS volunteer coordinator Jody Laibstain and the donated freezer.JFS Knitters Club members Leslie Legum, Natalie Steiner and Sandy Mendelsohn pose with JFS volunteer coordinator Jody Laibstain and the donated freezer.

Every Wednesday the ladies meet to knit.

The members of the Jewish Family Service Knitters Club, however, aren’t just knitting for the fun of it. These women are creating lap blankets, scarves, and other items for JFS clients. And each week the group comes together, they place their spare change in a jar. Many of the knitted items they create are given away during the holidays as part of the Helping Hearts project, which gives bags of goodies to JFS indigent clients in the area.

Helping others however possible, the club members heard of a need at JFS they knew they could fill. The freezer in the JFS Meals on Wheels program was old and ‘on its last leg,’ and JFS was in desperate need of a new one to store meals. The Knitters Club came to the rescue by using funds from their weekly collections to purchase a new freezer.

When it comes to contributing to the Jewish community, The Knitters Club certainly goes beyond the yarn.

Speaking of yarn, the JFS Knitters Club accepts and appreciates donations of spare knitting yarn. Contact Jody Laibstain at 757-321‑2227.

Jewish Family Service is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

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