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Mitten Tree: Warm Hearts Are Warming Hands & RSVP Home Knitters Program

December 5, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Warm Hearts Are Warming Hands & RSVP Home Knitters Program

Berlin- Coos County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. is happy to announce its twenty-third year of providing mittens, hats, slippers, blankets that are lovingly created by volunteer knitters for the Annual Coos County Family Health Services Mitten Tree.

Children in need may select mittens from a “Mitten Tree,” a Christmas tree decorated with mittens in different colors and sizes at the CCFHS 54 Willow Street Office in Berlin.  Mittens are also made available at the 133 Pleasant Street Office.

“It is a real joy for the staff to witness the excitement of the children as they look through the array of mittens and hats. There is nothing like a new pair of mittens to warm their hands and hearts. There is a need throughout the county that would not be met if it weren’t for the RSVP Home Knitters Program,” said Ken Gordon, CCFHS Chief Executive Officer.

In addition homemade and donated items are given to clients of the CCFHS RESPONSE to Sexual and Domestic Violence Program and new babies born to the Family Health Pre-natal Program.

RSVP Knitters, who are age 55 and over, make mittens and many other handmade items in their homes using donated yarn and materials. RSVP volunteers coordinate the program with the RSVP staff in the Berlin area. Connie Ouellette, RSVP volunteer, tends to the Pittsburg area. These coordinators keep the knitters stocked with donated yarn; they pick up completed items, and store items for distribution when cold weather strikes the North County. There are currently 32 knitters in Coos County volunteering for the RSVP Home Knitters Program.

RSVP will be happy to accept donations of yarn and materials that our volunteers will put to good use and donate the products to communities in need.

Anyone age 55 and over, who is interested in volunteer opportunities in Coos County, may call Nancy Malone, RSVP Director at 752-4103.


December 5, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Coos County Family Health
54 Willow Street
Berlin , NH 03570 United States
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