Springfield Yarners warm to their acts of kindness
FAMILIES in need will be a little warmer during the chilly evenings thanks to the Springfield Yarners.
The group has finished 62 hand-made blankets, which have been delivered to the Salvation Army for their blanket appeal.
Club co-ordinator and University of Southern Queensland education lecturer Dr Nicole Ann Todd said the group, now in its eighth year of knitting, had handed over nearly 400 knitted and crocheted blankets over the years.
"This year we decided to have the Salvation Army donate the blankets to women in shelters," Dr Todd said.
"The blankets go with the women as they move on, so more are always needed."
Dr Todd said in addition to the women's shelters, the blankets would also be given to refugees, aged-care facilities and indigenous ministries.
Donating to others makes her feel warm and fuzzy.
"I get a real lift from the thought that there are people out there who are willing to offer countless hours of their own time to do something for someone they have never met," Dr Todd said.
"It is all about the local community - the knitters in the community around the USQ campus are providing blankets for others in the community."
Community members can still get involved in helping others in their suburb by donating knitted strips, completed blankets and wool all year round. Just drop them into the USQ Springfield campus main building reception or library. The Springfield Yarners meet the first Monday of every month at 1pm on the sixth floor staffroom at USQ Springfield.
Knitters are very welcome to join for a knit and a chat.