The Melrose Arts and Crafts Society just completed a project called “Little Hats, Big Hearts.” Joanne Runne, a co-president, made this her project for the year. Many members knitted 139 red hats for newborns, including preemies, to participate with the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Fund to donate red hats for upcoming Heart Month. Hospitals participating are Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
Melrose Arts and Crafts Society meets every fourth Monday of the month. The next meeting will be January 28th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, 561 Main Street, Melrose.
Besides drawing from the local communities members come from Winchester, East Boston and Somerville. The society co-presidents are from Lynn and Saugus.
New members are always welcome. Anyone interested may call Helen Chisholm at 781-665-2306 or attend a meeting.
The society receives a grant from the Melrose Cultural Council.