Event Creates Blankets and Raises Awareness
The Hudson County News featured an article, “A stitch in time can save a homeless person, according to Jersey City nonprofit worker” highlighting the efforts to bring community members together to knit custom weatherized blankets to help the homeless.
“’I’m hoping this brings more awareness to the plight of the homeless. I want people to realize that we need supportive services for homeless people and this is just one way to help them.”
Said Michelle Vitale, who works for Garden City Episcopal CDC, a local nonprofit community development corporation, and has a second career as a fiber artist.
We sometimes wonder what we as individuals can do to end homelessness. Sharing our time and talent can make a difference.
More than 25 people participated in the March 8, 2015 event that took place at City Hall and Ms. Vitlate plans to hold similar events around the region in the upcoming weeks.
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