Wrap with Love
Wrap with Love Inc is a great example of community participation on the Central Coast. The organisation was formed in 1992, when Sonia Gidley-King saw a program on TV, of children being orphaned and displaced by war on an island overseas. With much thought and after communication with friends, the idea of knitting squares into blankets was born and quickly became a reality. Within two years, Pam and Barnie O’Sullivan had joined the cause and several groups had been formed on the Central Coast.
These groups are still functioning and have been joined by many more willing participants, volunteering their skills and time to help others in need. Groups can be found in libraries, church communities, women’s contact groups, and within residential villages. Individuals also knit squares and drop them off at a local library. The squares measure 25cm by 25cm, are knitted or can be crocheted, in 8ply yarn. Sewn together, four squares across and seven squares length, they make a good size wrap to comfort the owner.
The wraps are collected once a month from February to November and the remainder are delivered to a warehouse in Sydney by a very kind volunteer who has been doing this for many years. From there, the wraps go wherever they are needed, locally to Coast Shelter, Kamira and Mary Mac, around Australia and abroad.
For more information go to www.wrapwithlove.org or contact Diana Johnson, Central Coast Convenor on 4399 3351