Hooked on Helping

Hooked on Helping

In a heartfelt initiative that’s touching lives, Dana, a local craft enthusiast, has turned her passion for crochet into a powerful tool for social change. Together with her support worker and fellow craft lover, Karen Lee, Dana has embarked on a mission to provide comfort to victims of domestic violence.

Dana learned to crochet at the age of 16 and has since created a myriad of items, from delicate shawls to an expansive king-size bed cover that took three months to complete. Crocheting has been more than just a hobby for Dana; it’s a way to keep her hands and mind active, always preparing for the next project.

In recent years, Dana has shifted her focus to smaller, impact-driven endeavours. Working alongside Karen, she creates one-foot square patterns, which Karen assembles into warm, cozy blankets. These blankets are then given to women escaping violent situations, offering not only physical warmth but also a symbol of solidarity during their most vulnerable times.

Last year, Dana and Karen completed and donated nine handmade blankets. This ongoing project not only benefits the recipients but also provides Dana with a sense of purpose and connection. It’s a powerful example of how hobbies can transform into impactful social contributions.

Dana’s efforts illustrate those small acts of kindness, like crocheting a blanket, can benefit the community. Through her craft, Dana has provided both physical comfort and emotional support to those in need, showcasing the beauty of combining passion with compassion.

Thank you, Dana and Karen, for sharing your gifts with those in need.

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