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Yarn Bomb…Waste Not Want Not

Neighbourhood week runs from the 9th – 13th of May and after last years Yarn Bomb success members of the Waste Not Want Not Facebook community, the New School of Arts Neigbourhood House (NSOA) in South Grafton, Community students at TAFE, the Baptist Church of Grafton and the Warm Touch 2460 Knitting Group are collaborating to host three Yarn Bombs in Grafton from May 9-13 to assist homeless and needy people in the Valley.
The Yarn Bomb will be a place to pick up warm socks, beanies, scarves, clothing items and blankets for free. People who are donating should ensure that items are in a clean, washed and useable condition, simply drop at any of the venues listed below or turn up during the day and peg your contribution on the fence or drape over the tree.
There are three locations:
1. New School of Arts South Grafton: From May 2 will accept hats, beanies, scarves, gloves, socks; in clean, used, washed and wearable condition. Drop to reception/front office on corner of Spring and Skinner St or Community Hub, cnr Spring and New St. South Grafton. People will be able to pick up from the fence from Monday May 9. People collecting or dropping items off may also join in the community lunch on Monday, Wednesday or Friday which runs from 12 – 1.30pm.
2. TAFE Grafton: From May 2 – will accept hats, beanies, scarves, gloves, socks, flannelette shirts, small blankets (single size). Drop off to Sharon Lehman, txt or call 0411 020 394 and she will meet you at the office. Items may also be dropped on the day of May 9. The Yarn Bomb will be on the fence outside the car park in Pound Street, just turn up with your item and peg to the fence or choose something you need to take home.
3. The Hub Baptist Church: Corner of Queen and Oliver Street. On the corner across Queen St is a large brick house that is where to drop things on any Tuesday between 10am – 1pm, ask for Jane or Stephen. Will accept hats, beanies, scarves, gloves, socks, flannelette shirts, small blankets and wearable winter clothing. From 9th May you may also drape items on the big Jacaranda tree in the yard of the house or choose something you need to take home.
Sue Larsen

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