Results of mid-July pick-up

To finish off the story begun in the post for 9 July (2016), mats and bags — and a few teddy bears — from both the Ottawa and Renfrew areas were loaded up and driven down to the Peterborough area. Forgot to do an actual count of the Ottawa portion, pictured below.


Mats and bags from Ottawa-area milkbag groups

Once in Peterborough, everything was transferred to yet another pair of tremendous volunteers from the Kawartha Mission, who took them the rest of the way, to the CFFC warehouse in Mississauga.

  • 173 mats, both woven and crochet’d
  • 12 bags
  • 28 sitting mats
  • 6 dresses
  • some stuffed toys

As well, there were 121 pillows but these will be have to be redirected elsewhere as there is a concern that the milkbag snippet stuffing will eventually get out of the cloth pillows (a seam breaks, the cloth rots, … ) and cause a great mess. But there surely are some other options for both pillows already made … perhaps ask around to see what they might be.

All in all, a great haul for the early summer. Looking forward to making more and then organising another shipment for the fall. Always looking for volunteers who can store mats and bags between shipments — and of course, volunteers who can drive the stuff either all the way to Mississauga or to the half-way point in Peterborough.

One response to this post.

  1. So nice to read this good news.


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