Needlework Club helps kids

Mary Cerny, Barb Poltl, Gwen Mowat and Max Perzan of the Quail Creek Needlework Club spent Saturday, July 16 creating drawstring bags for Tucson children. The club has supported Aviva Children’s Services for many years and this was the second time members participated in the annual sew-a-thon in Tucson. The ladies were part of over 100 volunteers who produced close to 2,000 cloth bags in about five hours. Without these cloth bags the children would be given plastic garbage bags for their personal possessions. Last year close to 6,000 bags were distributed to children being removed from dangerous or unstable home situations.

Prior to Saturday, the club has donated 143 bags. Unfortunately, there continues to be a need for bags and the Needlework Club is committed to producing more. The club will gladly accept your unwanted fabric. Visit us in the new Creative Arts and Tech Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to noon and Friday afternoons, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For 36 years Aviva has strived to fulfill its mission of providing services to improve the quality of life for children who are victims of neglect, abuse and poverty and are in the care of the Department of Child Safety. Learn more about this group on the web at