On December 17, members of the Make a Difference Committee joined the 7th grade classes to make 88 blankets for Hopefull Rhode Island, who works in conjunction with Adoption Rhode Island and Assumption Parish who will be the recipients of these blankets. Make a Difference will also donate some of the blankets to other local agencies.
The Make a Difference program allows parishioners the opportunity to sew, knit, or crochet items that are donated to charitable causes. Sewn quilted blankets are given to children who are being treated in the emergency room at South County Hospital. Various items are also donated to other agencies, including Welcome House, RICAN, McAuley House, Friends Way, and the South County Nursing Center.
Parishioners who are “Making a Difference” also make items for the parish Mother’s Day Shower sponsored by the Social Action Committee, and for the children of the Mustard Seed Orphanage in Nicaragua.
If you can sew, knit, or crochet, this ministry is for you! All supplies are provided. Instructions are available upon request at workshops that are held in the parish hall throughout the year. Work on items of your choice, at your home, at your leisure! For additional information, contact Barbara (368-4479) or Sharon (294-4271).