Amherst Lions Donate Pillowcases
The Amherst Lions Club, in collaboration with Quilting A-Way, recently presented handmade pillowcases to Amherst's Chief of Police Mark Reams (right). Each pillowcase is packaged with a small stuffed animal for a child who might have to sit in a police cruiser following an accident or incident.
"The pillowcases are for a child's possessions and the stuffed animal offers some comfort during a confusing and often frightening event," said Lions President Joe Sirois (left). Also in the photo is Quilting A-Way Owner Bette Belanger.
Along with the Lions, members of the shop's monthly sewing group and the NSB Fiber Artists created the pillowcases. Several Amherst residents and the Congregational Church of Amherst Youth Group donated new and gently used stuffed animals.To-date this year, the Amherst Lions and the stitchers have donated more than 100 pillowcases to local charities.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.