As her project in Landmark’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, Jackie Haycock formed Knitting Nannies, a group that meets at the McCarthy Place retirement residence in Ontario. The group was formed with the intention of giving the retirement residents a sense of purpose, while providing clothing for those who need it the most.
Dozens of the knitted scarves are going to Optimism Place and the Emily Murphy Centre for women and children, with plans to donate future items to the homeless. In addition to McCarthy Place, seniors and staff at Cedarcroft Place have also agreed to join the project, and Haycock is contacting other retirement residences.
Read the entire story from the Stratford Beacon Herald.