Knot Just Knitting Club Donates For Anti-Bullying Month

Knot Just Knitting Club Donates For Anti-Bullying Month

The Knot Just Knitting Club at Four Seasons at Great Notch recently donated nearly three dozen hand knitted hats, in various shades and patterns of blue, to the Woodland Park School District in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month.

Four Seasons resident and club member Alice Sodowick said that the group learned about October being anti-bullying month and thought it could be a way to help. They knitted the hats in blue as the color is synonymous with anti-bullying prevention programs.

“We wanted someone to know that we are here and we care,” Sodowick said. “Even though our children are all grown, it’s a very important thing for us to do.”

While the group meets for fun, camaraderie and the soothing relaxation of knitting, they most often work together with a greater purpose of giving back.

The group, which averages 20-30 members, creates blankets for newborns at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson as well as blankets for kids and teens in the pediatric ward.

“They can leave the hospital with something to call their own,” Sodowick said. “Knitting is fun, but really, why not do it to help someone else?”

The hats donated to the Woodland Park School District have been given to the three district guidance counselors, who will disseminate as they see fit to students.

“We are so very grateful for the continued support and partnership with the generous individuals who reside in our town,” said Woodland Park School District Superintendent Dr. Michele Pillari.

Release submitted by Christa Limone.

 

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