North Shore Towers Knitting & Crocheting Club
Charity Begins at Home
BY KAREN PERRY
According to its dictionary
definition, “charity” is
“kindness or help to the
needy or suffering.” It can certain-ly
be said that the members of the
North Shore Towers Knitting and
Crocheting Club are continually
performing acts of charity. Club
members give their time and labor
fashioning warm and colorful blan-kets
for a number of local, non-profit
organizations without expectation
of thanks. However, when they do
receive letters of praise, they like to
share them with their friends and
One of the main recipients of
the Club’s blankets is St. Mary’s
Hospital for Children. Now cel-ebrating
its 150th year, St. Mary’s
is New York’s largest and most
experienced provider of long-term
care to children with medically
complex conditions and New
York City’s only post-acute care
facility for children. The hospital
provides such life-changing services
to children regardless of their ability
to pay. Their motto says it all: “St.
Mary’s Kids, where big hearts help
A recent letter from the St.
Mary’s administration to the Club
reads, “On behalf of the children,
families and staff of St. Mary’s
Healthcare System for children,
we express our immense gratitude
to you for your recent donations
to St. Mary’s Kids. Your decision
to donate knitted blankets this
holiday season is greatly appreci-ated
and will assist in our ongoing
efforts to bring joy and good expe-riences
to our patients.” The letter
continues, “We hope that you take
great pride in your donation to St.
Mary’s and feel good in knowing
that you have played a significant
role in helping children with spe-cial
healthcare needs to achieve
a better quality of life.”
In future Courier issues, you
will be reading about some of the
Club’s newer blanket recipients.
For example, they will be giving a
significant donation of their hand-iwork
to “Veterans 9-1-1.” This
organization gives baby blankets
to new mothers who are veterans
or wives of veterans.
Do you have fond memories of
your mother teaching you how to
knit or of making handmade sweat-ers
or blankets for your children
and grandchildren? Want to put
some of your spare time to good
use? Come down to one of the
Club’s meetings on the mezza-nine
of the large card room on a
Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. The
Club will supply you with yarn, nee-dles
and instruction. You provide
the labor and the love. Help the
Club to perform acts of charity.
You will find such actions to be
You may wonder how the
Knitting and Crocheting Club
sustains itself. As always, the
Club appreciates your personal
involvement, monetary contribu-tions
or the donation of needles or
full skeins of synthetic yarn. You
can reach out to the North Shore
Towers Knitting and Crocheting
Club by contacting its President,
Judi Ross, at (347) 235-4509. The
Club thanks you in advance for any
help you may provide.
Photos by Julie Weissman
The members of NST’s Knitting & Crocheting Club: Heroines one and all!
Knitter Mouse by Carol Klinger &
THE NORTH SHORE TOWERS ART EXHIBITION 2020 IS COMING!
Sunday, August 9, 2020
1pm – 5pm
DO YOU HAVE...
An aptitude for oils?
A wherewithal with
A knack for knitting or a skill for
Here’s your chance to share
your work with your neighbors
at NST’s Art Exhibition 2020!
Applications will be available in
mailrooms soon. Simply complete it
and turn it in to your concierge.
Look for more details in upcoming
issues of the North Shore Towers
P.S. Have friends who are still in
Florida? Spread the word!
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