PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEFFREY LITT
For more than 25 years, Lap Tapestry Project Plus volunteers have used their knitting and crocheting skills to brighten the days of those who can use a warm touch.
Led by East Brunswick Arts Commission member Elayne Risley, the group works throughout the year to create hand knitted blankets, lap robes, scarves, hats and other items to distribute to those in need. Many times, this consists of distributing items to cancer and dialysis patients going through treatment, premature babies at hospitals, seniors in assisted living or nursing homes, veterans homes, and disabled and senior community members.
In light of the pandemic, the group donated 66 handcrafted items to the Aldersgate Outreach Community Center in East Brunswick in December. The East Brunswick Arts Commission and the Department of Recreation included craft kits in many of the gift bags prepared for children.
To learn more about the group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.