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CRAFTERS WHO CARE 2016 REPORT 

As presented at the Telco, Oakville Retirees’ Club, 2016 Christmas Luncheon

   CRAFTERS WHO CARE would like to thank all of you who purchased our homemade goodies, crafts @ raffle tickets for the quilt.

    Crafters Who Care with your generosity are able to donate $1,000.00 each year: 5 DVD and 5 CD, 2 Art & Craft Supplies, 2 Specialized Toboggans and one day respite care in the Countryside Room.

  At this time we would like to welcome Doreen Jensen back to our group.

  Personally a special thank you to my friend Gisele for all her help in making this year a success and to the knitters, Gisele, Jan, Shirley, Debbie, Chi Chi, and Helen, also to the quilters, Margaret, Aletha, Barb and Joan. They all spend hours making this possible.

Thanks Again - Bea Medland.

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Mission Statement - To provide social time for the Oakville Club members and partners with like - minded interests to be actively involved in beneficial projects that would be useful for specific community needs.

History - In 1994 a club room was provided for the Oakville Retiree's Club of the Telephone Pioneers of America by Bell Canada in their building on Balsam Drive in Oakville. This created a permanent home and an opportunity to expand the Club's community service.

Bea Medland and Doreen Jenson approached the Chedoke - McMaster Hospital in Hamilton and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto to inquire if they would be interested in receiving headwear for children undergoing chemotherapy. The hospital staff were amazed and delighted with the proposal.

The women organized weekly meetings so that members and partners who were interested in assisting to make hats and other types of crafts could attend. The project became known as "Hats for Kids".

To provide funds to acquire material and supplies an Irish Stew Social was held on March 17, 1994. To augment the funds a second social and a Pancake Breakfast was held. Since then funds have been raised through the Quilt Raffle and Craft & Bake Sale at the Club's Annual Christmas Luncheon as well as the Bake Sale at the Club's summer BBQ. The articles for the sale and raffle are made by the group who have become self sufficient. As well as providing funds for supplies to continue the project, monetary gifts have been sent to:

The Rose Cherry House Hospice for Children with Cancer
Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society
Chedoke-McMaster Children's Telethon
Toronto Sick Children's Hospital

The original Hats for Kids project was expanded to include Mastectomy Pillows and Bags; Cuddle Quilts; "Preemie" bonnets and booties; Pneumonia Vests, and Lap Throws for Convalescent homes; Snuggle Dolls for Children, and more!

Members and Partners who have contributed to the success of the original Hats for Kids, now known as Crafters Who Care are:

Penny Barnes Barbara Gohm Bea Medland
Margaret Bessant Rosemarie Grinton Velma Morris
Pat Battista Isobelle Guy Helen Mutch
 Joan Beaudette Anita Harris Lydia Nesvadba              
Norma Beynon Rosy Hayward Vera Newman
Venetia Binns Elva Hollinsworth Sarah Penhale
Colleen Black Doreen Jenson Muriel Throop
Pat Culm Aletha Kirkwood Helen Uren
Cathy Currie Joyce Knisley Donna Vincent
Dorothy Denham Helen Louden Ellen Vint
Gisele Dunn Louise McFarland Eileen Warren
Pat Ford Norma McIntyre Marj Wilton

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   APPRECIATION

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   Financial Support

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 Hospice/Respite Centre

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