Neighbourhood Knitting Club
The children at McCauley Community After School Care have started a knitting club and are using their talents to give back to the community. Since the beginning of summer, each club member has learned how to knit under the patient guidance of staff member Tracy Thompson and has spent time knitting at least one hat for a baby. Some of the children have also knitted baby booties and created their own knitted stuffed animals. The staff at MCASC are thrilled with the level of parental support the club has received. “We are so fortunate to have had several parents donate big bags of yarn and knitting needles,” says Dahlia Holtet, a child care worker with the McCauley Community ASC.
In August, the knitting club members were excited to walk to Royal Alexandra Hospital to donate their hats for the newborn babies. They got to meet an appreciative Janie Tyrell, Patient Care Manager at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women. She explained how the hats would be used to help the babies and introduced the children to a baby that had been born that very morning. The knitting club left the hospital filled with pride and a sense of accomplishment.
The McCauley Community After School Care Association is a non-profit child care association that has been dedicated to providing high quality child care in the Edmonton area for over 30 years. It provides care for children ages one to 12 years of age, at seven centres. Subsidies are available for those who qualify. Contact (780) 424-9367.