It can be scary for a child to be a hospital patient. That’s why members of Gwinnett County Park & Recreation’s Senior Recreation Clubs spent over 1,000 hours to provide handmade comfort.
On Wed, Oct. 7 volunteers packed up a 45-passenger bus and delivered items to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in Duluth. “These items were made with love and we hope the kids at the hospital will enjoy these items,” said Coren Wheeler, Program Supervisor at Prime Timers Point Senior Center at George Pierce Park.
Members of eight Senior Recreation Clubs worked months to hand make 23 crocheted afghans, 10 blankets, 606 surgical caps, 50 baseball caps, 95 crocheted cradle purse babies, 228 dolls, 100 headbands and 78 knitted caps. The groups also provided15 wagons for young patients to have a more kid-friendly way to get around the hospital.
The Senior Recreation Clubs meet monthly for social activities, special events and community service projects such as this. Visit www.gwinnettparks.com for more information on Senior Recreation Clubs.