Care and crafting: Meet Helping Hands

Helping Hands crafts items to make a difference

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It’s always nice to get a gift, and it can mean a little extra when it’s hand made.

Helping Hands is a group that's spent the last few months crafting items they hope will make a difference.

"Its really exciting because there is a lot of energy here and people are excited about it and really want to help and do something that they think will help people, " said Pastor Elizabeth Moses of Stone Presbyterian Church.

Pastor Moses says Helping Hands formed last fall, after craft sales at Stone Presbyterian Church in Watertown sparked the idea.

They use donated materials to make things like blankets and teddy bears for the Victims Assistance Center, aprons for seniors, chemothereapy caps for the Walker Cancer Center, and place mats and dignity bags for Hospice.

"Hospice is so grateful for the support that we get from the community,” said Nancy Morrow, Director of Volunteers for Hospice of Jefferson County. “All of the items that we get they are just cheerful, and it just puts a smile on peoples face and that's what we are trying to do."

Helping Hands meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, and they hope to continue making items to serve the community.

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