ONEIDA CO., N.Y. — Not being able to gather has not stopped Oneida County 4-H youth from putting together gifts for needy youth in our area.
Thanks to generous donations from Joann Fabrics and Crafts, Walmart and 4-H alumna Whitney Semans, this year we turned our traditional Handmade Holidays gathering into a Community Service Project.
4-H Members worked independently to create and donate 48, hand painted snowman bed pillows complete with fuzzy blanket, handmade mittens, scarves, to the Berkshire Farm Foster Care Program. 60, mittens and scarves and bags of toys were donated to the Thea Bowman House in Utica.
4-H is the largest group serving organization in the nation. Our Learn-by-Doing approach allows youth the opportunity to explore different areas of interest by either working independently or in a club setting. For more information about how you can volunteer or enroll a youth in 4-H please contact the office at 315-736-3394.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County
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