Wednesday, 27 October 2021

This year’s lockdown dragged on for most of us – we’ve kept ourselves busy with new hobbies, crafts and a lot of walks.

Our Home Library Service deliveries lightened some of the long days for our elderly and vulnerable clients, but by the sounds of it, they were pretty good at keeping themselves busy, all while helping our community.

Here’s what some of our amazing clients were up to during lockdown:

Sandy Powell from Narrabeen, gave new life to discarded garden gnomes, repairing and repainting them with bright and beautiful colours. They’ve been spotted throughout the War Vets spreading a little bit of joy for residents.

Joyce Stokes from Narrabeen used her dressmaking talents to make sensory and fiddle tactile therapy blankets for people living with dementia. These tactile adventures are full of wonderful mementos like badges, zips, buttons, pockets and many more sensory items.

Vynette Degotardi from Bilgola Plateau knitted squares for ‘Wrapped with Love’. Vynette knits about 12 squares per month which she pops in her Home Library Service delivery bag. Our team then send the squares to volunteers who sew them together into wraps. 

The wraps are delivered to needy countries which are experiencing extreme poverty or other natural disasters through a network of non-government aid organisations.

What amazing creativity and work by these incredible women!

If someone you love could be supported by the Home Library Service, please fill in our application form or call the team on 8495 6888.