Saturday, April 05, 2008

Group Knits Together for Atlanta’s Homeless

People to People, Friend to Friend…that’s the mantra and name of a caring group of knitters and crocheters who make hand-crafted scarves, hats and mittens for Atlanta’s homeless.

The initiative is the creation of Janet Kent and a band of fellow crafters who meet regularly at Fayette Senior Services new life enrichment center. Kent explains “the project incorporates a community spirit and individual effort extended to people in need. Our items are created to pass on the message ‘someone cares.’”

The People to People, Friend to Friend group has grown from just a few individuals to more than a dozen women of all ages. Every Monday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. you’ll find the group and their busy needles working away while nestled in one of the many cozy seating areas in the Center’s sprawling lobby.

There is no cost to join the group and patterns and yarn are supplied for free. If you are interested in joining People to People, Friend to Friend simply drop-in or call Fayette Senior Services at 770-461-0813 for more information. Fayette Senior Services, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the emotional, social and physical well-being of adults age 50 and better. For more information about Fayette Senior Services visit

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