The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation awarded a grant to the Edgewood Communities Cover Girls.
The Cover Girls is a group of women who knit, sew and crochet blankets, quilts, hats and scarves for local nonprofit agencies who serve the needy.
"We get many requests from agencies like the Red Cross, WCA Hospital, the Agnes Home and GA Family Services," said Gladys Morse, a member of the Cover Girls. "This grant is a big relief to us. At times we worry that we won't get enough donations to fill all the requests we receive."
Lisa Lynde, program officer for the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and John Lloyd, chair of the Field of Interest Grants Committee, present Nancy Gaden of the Edgewood Communities Cover Girls a donation to help cover the cost of materials for creating quilts, blankets, hats and scarves for local people in need.
In the last decade, the group has donated more than 600 items.
The foundation was quick to offer support.
"We thought this was a unique project, because the women benefit others as a result of their own efforts," said John Lloyd, chair for the foundation's Field of Interest Grants Committee.
The group has received numerous thank you notes from children and adults.
"When people are facing difficult situations, something as simple as a hat or blanket to keep them warm can bring joy to their day," Gladys said. "Our time together is fun and worthwhile and we welcome new members."
The Cover Girls meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. Donations of new yarn, fabric, quilt batting and other supplies are needed. For more information contact Nancy Gaden at 665-2456 or Gladys Morse at 488-9499.