Pine Run news 12-23-2011

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Group helps for the holidays

By Karen Bowen
Special to the Citizen

The Pine Run Knit and Crochet Group has picked a project that could use our help in our community. Our project this time was for the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center and we did another great job for them.
We had more than 200 crochet and knitted items along with more than 200 personal items (soap, shampoo etc.) as well as household, clothing and toys for the children. The group gives a big “thank you” to those who helped in our collection. The donations were taken to the Center and we were greeted with appreciation and amazement for what we had accomplished. They could not get over our donation that would help them during the Holiday.
In researching more places that could be helped by us we found “The Center” which is part of “Kids Central Inc.” that helps foster children no matter where they are placed. So our next project will be hats, scarfs, mittens for older children within the foster care system. We are 14 ladies who meet every Tuesday, we knit, crochet and most of all we laugh. But, when we ask our community to help, they always come together and join us in our endeavor.