The Bags of Hope, packages of love and support given to newly diagnosed cancer patients and others with life-threatening diseases are currently being filled with children's quilts and Christmas pillowcases crafted by members of the Sew Ewe Quilt sewing circle in Brentwood.
Quilt store owner and sewing group organizer Nancy Haney is leading the effort this season, and looking for volunteers to help make quilts and other craft items in time for the holidays.
Haney, a former pediatric oncology nurse, said the need for warm tokens of friendship is especially appreciated at this time of the year. "I think this is a wonderful program because it is very important to be involved, and especially to be involved locally," she said. "What we need right now are people to help make these items. We have lots and lots of material just waiting."
The Kaleidoscope program also sponsors support groups like the Krockpot Brigade (providing meals to families dealing with cancer) and Kid's Club (an organic garden and one-on-one pastoral care group).
Those interested in joining the monthly Wednesday sewing group should contact Nancy Haney at 634-7153.