Learn a little more about a charity that brings a little warmth to people during difficult times.
The next meeting of the Ebell Club of Canyon Hills is 7 p.m., Sept. 11 in the Fellowship Hall of Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church.
Program chairs Linda Schleiger and Heather Terjung have scheduled a presentation by Christine Fabiani, founder of Knots of Love, a nonprofit charity that makes hats for chemo patients and blankets for neonatal babies. Ebell member Bari Rudmann brought Knots of Love to the club’s attention last year after seeing the charity at an OC Fair booth. Rudmann, a retired MS counselor and marriage/family therapist, got involved with the group and has been knitting caps for the past four years.
“I find it amazing that every time I send off a new batch of hats, I receive a personal phone call from Christine informing me just where my hats are being donated,” Rudmann said. “Mine went to Michigan, Oregon, Minnesota and Riverside.”
Volunteers do the knitting and crocheting at home; all the instructions are available online. There will be samples of the caps, many of which are adorned with beautiful embellishments, on display at the meeting.
About 350,000 caps and 19,000 blankets have been donated to treatment centers, hospitals and clinics for cancer patients and babies around the country to date. Monetary donations help offset such things as shipping costs.
Membership in the nonprofit Ebell Club is open to all women in the community interested in fun, friendship and the community. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Monday evening of the month in the Fellowship Hall of Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church, except the August meeting. The club is dark in July. Nancy Bertocchini is the current club president.
For additional information, contact membership chairmen Sandra Owens or Gayle Cornejo at 714-998-5476.
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