The Melrose Arts & Crafts Society members have been busy this past year. In December, blankets – fleece, knitted and crocheted – were donated to the Mother/Baby unit and the ER of MelroseWakefield Hospital. Gina Stuffle, a longtime member, delivered 60 teddy bears to Brandon King of the Malden nonprofit Bread of Life, which provides food, meals, clothes and other necessities to families in need in the surrounding communities.
Making and donating teddy bears has been a longtime project for the society. This year the project was expanded to include the Mother/Baby unit of MelroseWakefield Hospital, the Melrose Police and Fire Departments and Bread of Life. Besides teddy bears, blankets, hats, mittens and scarfs were donated to a local Saugus group supporting Ukraine. All told, more than 200 teddy bears and 100 blankets and many other handmade items were donated
The Melrose Arts & Crafts Society is a friendly society and always looks forward to welcoming new members. If you are interested, please call Dorothy Iudice at 781-662-2099.