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Knitting for babies

PUPC stands for Providence United Presbyterian Church. We meet every other Wednesday to knit for charity. We have made afghans for our local womens resource center. This center provids shelter to battered women and children, many of whom leave their homes with only the clothes on their backs. We specified the afghans be given to each woman to keep when she leaves the shelter. As the afghans were dedicated we sent our love and concern for their well being and our hope for peace in their lives. We also made hsts for the "Hats with Hugs" project. Hats were knitted from the softest yarn we could find for local women who had lost their hair because of chemo treatments. We have made lap robes for our local veterans, hospice units, nursing homes and as christmas gifts for the shut in from our own congregation. Our current project which we began about a year ago is knitting for St. Joseph's Center which is a unique hospital and care facility for severe to profoundly handicaped individuals. The also have an adoption program and a baby pantry which is what we are knitting for. As a new baby is adopted, the baby is sent on to its new family with an afghan and sweater set knit or crocheted by our group. We have also made and donated many baby items for the pantry with helps families with small babies and toddlers with needs they may not be able to provide.

Our church is located at 1145 Providence Rd. in Scranton, Pa., 18509 Our group started out many years ago as a Craft Circle. We had a bazaar each year and we provided many of the crafts that were for sale. We stopped haveing the bazaars and the group was disbanded. Several years later the mission work group got together and here we are today doing what we all love to do.


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