Beanies for Babies project seeks donations |

Beanies for Babies project seeks donations

Nevada County Juvenile Hall is preparing to kick off its fourth annual “Beanies for Babies” project. Each year during the holiday season, youth at the Juvenile Hall have used looms to knit over 300 beanies that have been donated to various charities.

The girls and boys housed at Juvenile Hall volunteer to participate by spending their free-time knitting hats. The knitted hats are made in three sizes; infant, child and adult.The beanies have been donated to local charities including The Giving Tree gift project, the Domestic Violence Coalition, local foster homes and homeless shelters.

This project has been successful in teaching youth at the Juvenile Hall about charity and the value of giving back to their community.

According to Senior Group Supervisor Lynn Slay, who coordinates the project, “This is a wonderful opportunity for youth to make a positive contribution while incarcerated here; it also builds self esteem by giving youth a sense of accomplishment.”

This year the Juvenile Hall will be expanding the project to include crocheted blankets that will also be donated to local charities and retirement homes. From now until Christmas the youth will spend their time knitting and crocheting to fulfill a goal of 100 beanies by Christmas. Area residents who are interested in assisting the project are encouraged to donate any unused yarn to the Nevada County Juvenile Hall. Potential donors may contact Lynn Slay at (530) 470-2611 for directions and convenient drop off times.

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