Helping Hands Volunteers from Westbury Donate Handmade Knit Items

Every year, the Helping Hands Community Volunteers in Westbury knit and crochet hundreds of scarves, hats and blankets, and then donate them to charity. The volunteers make the items in their spare time, and then they invite the National Council Of Jewish Women in to collect the goods. They hold a tea party with the council, and everyone helps to package up the items throughout the day. The National Council of Jewish Women serves as the liaison between the volunteers and those in need. This year, the hats and scarves are going to the Hempstead Inn and the blankets will go to juvenile cancer patients who will use them during their treatments. Every single stitch is made with love and we attach little tags saying so. It makes us all feel so good to give back to our community and those in need.