Knitting and crochet club honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by making gifts for cancer patients

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio - A group of ladies in Lorain County are using their gift to give precious gifts to others.

The Domonkas Library knitting and crochet club in Sheffield Lake typically meets just a few times a month, but this January, those meetings are ramped up — and so are the number of items they’re producing.

Dozens of hand-crafted items, like blankets, hats, gloves, scarves and slippers — all of which will be donated to cancer patients at Mercy Cancer Center in Elyria.

Each one comes with a special note attached, hoping to keep patients warm during their toughest times.

It is a month of service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King.

“It’s nice to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his day, but to do it for the entire month, it just allows more people to participate,” said branch manager Marleen Watling.

The project is the brain-child of library associate Beth Campbell, who tried to tie it all together for the last two years.

“Within the first two days, I had so many donations,” Campbell said. “I’m not surprised at the generosity of the people of Sheffield Lake.”

The group is open to anyone who wants to join, anytime the library is open. Materials are provided.

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