Regina group offering warmth on a cold day
300 scarves distributed at Victoria Park
A non-profit group in Regina is taking the chill out of November by offering free scarves to those in need.
Pearl Harvey has been a member of Angels 4 Warmth for over a decade.
The group makes quilts, hats, mittens, sweaters, slippers and a variety of other knitted and crocheted items to donate.
"It's for the homeless people or whoever needs a warm scarf for the cold winter that is coming up," Harvey said. "For these people they're probably a little bit down on their luck and they need some help to keep warm."
The group distributes their creations to senior homes, homeless shelters and outreach groups around the city. They also make caps for chemotherapy patients and premature babies at the Regina General Hospital.
Harvey said she gets a lot of satisfaction from helping people.
"I've always liked people so this is one way of me giving back to the community," she said. "We get a lot of good feedback from everybody.
The group takes yarn donations at Lorne Drugs on 14 Avenue and the Senior Citizen's Centre on Winnipeg Street. It has received grants in the past but is running solely on donations this year.
Harvey said the group now has about 100 members but they are always looking for new people to help out. The members meet once a month at Holy Trinity Church.