Posted on 28 February 2020
Members of the OCR Sewing Group, with assistance from many other homeowners, have been putting their talents to good use to help people and wildlife impacted by the recent bushfires. Their focus has been on library bags for children who have either lost their homes or their schools on the NSW South Coast and on the worldwide wildlife Animal Rescue Craft Guild effort for joeys, koalas, bats and other small creatures.
Jacquie Rogers and Faye Moses saw the need, initiated the involvement and are coordinating the response. Homeowner contributions include donations of fabric (or money to purchase it), researching and cutting out patterns and sewing final products.
This compassion and commitment saw homeowners produce over 40 bright and colourful library bags in time for the children’s return to school at the end of January.
They have also produced a huge number of soft “joey pouches” in various sizes for use by volunteers in caring for rescued joeys and other small animals. Did you know that a mother kangaroo may have several young with her - at foot, in the pouch and on the way - and fleeing a fire her natural survival instinct can cause her to abandon them? Sewing groups worldwide are helping with Australia’s current effort to save as many as we can of our wildlife.
All interested homeowners are invited to join the OCR Sewing/Craft Group which meets every Monday at 9am, to sew, crochet or knit (or make cards etc), share skills and enjoy social chitter chatter – this is a great group to join.