Friends of FCS
Kindness Comes In Many Forms
This winter, area children will be keeping warm while sporting colorful striped mittens thanks to a generous donation from Joyce and Alvin Reierson of Chauvin. For the past several autumns the Reiersons have stopped in at the Family and Community Services offices to drop off mittens, toques, sweaters and blankets before heading south to spend the winter months in warmer climes. Since last year’s drop off Joyce has spent countless hours knitting over eighty pairs of mittens for area children. In addition to the mittens Joyce has also donated hand crocheted baby blankets and sweaters. It takes Joyce approximately 4 hours to complete one item. Alvin pitches in by helping to wind wool, providing lots of moral support and then transporting the finished products. The knitted items are distributed to various locations and agencies in the community to provide to children in need of mittens. The wool Joyce has used was all donated to Family and Community Service from people in our Community.
Does kindness count? To the many children who will benefit from this generous donation, you bet it does!
Copy text: FCS file story.
Added: November 1, 2005.