2018-03-11 / News

Volunteer group spreads charity one stitch at a time

By Mandilee Hecht
Staff Reporter


The Montrose Township Senior Center’s Stitching Post volunteers are shown here during the recent open house at Union Court in Chesaning. Members make and donate items to elderly residents and are currently accepting donations. Pictured are, left to right, Marsha Rice, Nancy Ames and June Fittante. 
Photo by Keith Salisbury The Montrose Township Senior Center’s Stitching Post volunteers are shown here during the recent open house at Union Court in Chesaning. Members make and donate items to elderly residents and are currently accepting donations. Pictured are, left to right, Marsha Rice, Nancy Ames and June Fittante. Photo by Keith Salisbury MONTROSE – A group in Montrose is spreading compassion to the elderly community, one stitch at a time. The Stitching Post, a volunteer association based out of the Montrose Township Senior Center, creates handmade items such as afghans, walker caddies, bibs, blankets and pillows. Items are sewn and crocheted and then donated to area assisted living facilities, nursing homes and homebound seniors.

The group is also seeking donations of new and gently used materials in order to continue its efforts.

Over 150 pieces have been donated to 15 different area assisted living and nursing homes, as well as a dozen additional homebound seniors.

Members were most recently seen at the open house at the Union Court Assisted Living facility in Chesaning on Friday, March 2 with some of the homemade items. Members there donated 80 pieces to all the residents at Union Court, with an additional 24 items set aside for its St. Charles location, according to June Fittante, member of the Montrose Township Senior Center and the Stitching Post’s volunteer leader.

She feels the Stitching Post is a great way to show support to the elderly community.

“Everyone (who receives the donations) appreciate it so much,” she said. “It not only helps the homes and facilities, but it also helps show that the community cares, and cares about the residents there.”

The group relies on donations in order to continue its handiwork and is currently in need of materials such as yarn, hand towels, poly fill, Velcro, bias tape, light and heavy material, thread and monetary donations.

For more information or to donate, visit the senior center in Montrose at 200 Alfred St., or call there at 810-639- 2822.

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