It’s just like an old-fashioned sewing bee where friends get together to work on a worthwhile project. (Submitted)

It’s just like an old-fashioned sewing bee where friends get together to work on a worthwhile project. (Submitted)

Annual hug-a-thon back on April 8

Helpful group is again holding sewing bee

It’s time for the Handmade Hugs Society’s seventh annual Hug-a-Thon.

This event gathers volunteers for a day of knitting, sewing, stitching, sharing and, most of all, caring.

Yes, it’s an old fashioned work bee, where all the effort is about making comfort items for those dealing with stressful situations, like illness, loss, or displacement, especially children and the aged.

According to organizers, “It’s to let those in need know that someone cares enough to give a hug.”

Everything is happening at Mellor Hall at the Cowichan Exhibition Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The group needs volunteers, quilt batting, sewing and yarn notions, personal-sized toiletries, Canadian Tire dollars, and cash or gift cards.

If you want to help out you can volunteer (but let them know you’re coming), donate goods and or funds, and spread the word. And then, come and bring a friend.

For more information email handmadehugscowichan@gmail.com