Community children’s centre receives load of knitwear for the holidays

Record Staff

The Centre de pédiatrie sociale en communauté Main dans la main received a special delivery last week from the Tricots de la Marmaille, a group of women from Abercorn and Sutton that knit mittens, scarves, gloves, and stuffed cats for children in Brome-Missisquoi. According to Geneviève Couture, the centre’s executive director, they have been in partnership for several years. The centre caters to children living in vulnerable situations, she explained, and many of them need knitwear for the winter season. The Tricots de la Marmaille also gave a generous $2,500 donation to the children’s centre, which Couture said will be used for improving services, such as outdoor activities, therapy sessions, discussion groups and workshops. The centre already handed out the knitwear last week, and Couture said nothing compares to seeing the smile on a child’s face when you hand them one of the specially knitted gifts.

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