Volunteers in Action: La Verne-San Dimas Woman’s Club (CA)
May 2, 2023
After hearing that children in their city were having trouble adjusting to school after COVID, the La Verne-San Dimas Woman’s Club took action. Inspired by a good samaritan in the next town, they crochet “Backpack Buddies” for students. Partnering with local teachers, they gift them to students, hoping to spread smiles and add joy to the school day.
Members of the club crochet the body of each little friend and brought them to a club meeting. The clubwomen then came together to finish assembling the Buddies. They added stuffing, eyes, mouths, and a hook to secure them to backpacks.
The La Verne-San Dimas Woman’s Club has completed over 150 Backpack Buddies for school students to enjoy.
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