Port Perry citizens “The Knitwits of Canterbury Commons” took it upon themselves to reach out to officers at North Division to see if we could benefit from their skills.
This group of talented ladies donated more than 20 knitted animals to go to children at scenes of crime. “When they contacted me, I told them we could absolutely accept their donation,” said Staff Sergeant James Stewart-Haass. “Unfortunately we have young victims of crime or those involved in collisions and sometimes something as simple as a stuffed animal can provide immediate comfort.”
The ladies meet every Friday and have been donating their items to organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, the Scugog Shriners and Operation Scugog. One member, Robin, wondered who else might be able to utilize the animals and she remembered the police have a teddy bear program so she contacted S/Sgt. Stewart-Haass and a new partnership was formed.
“We’re happy to do whatever we can and hopefully we can provide some comfort,” said Robin.
Thanks to the Knitwits for their generous donation.
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Our members with the Knitwits (JPG file, 415.6K bytes)
S/Sgt. Stewart-Haass gets some knitting lessons from Bonnie (JPG file, 409.2K bytes)
Cst. Robertson and S/Sgt. Stewart-Haass with some new friends (JPG file, 360.8K bytes)