In a new outreach program offered by the Hardin County Fair’s Arts & Crafts Department, exhibitors will be able to knit or crochet a hat, scarf, or pair of gloves to be donated to Safe Haven of Hardin County. Cultural & Culinary Arts Committee co-chairwomen Lori Wilson and Wendy Thompson are encouraging exhibitors to enter knitted winter accessories, as well as to craft extras to be donated to the nonprofit.
I was approached by an exhibitor who had mentioned several crafters had extra yarn after they finish their projects for that year’s fair. They wanted to use their extra materials for a community service project, and Safe Haven was a natural fit.Lori Wilson, Co-Chair, Cultural & Culinary Arts Committee
Deb Oestreich, Program Director of Safe Haven of Hardin County, said the organization appreciates the support from the community
We are so appreciative of the support we have received from Hardin– Deb Oestreich, Program Director, Safe Haven of Hardin County
County and this is just another example of how we take care of our own. We feel very blessed and thankful that the ladies thought of Safe Haven to be the benefactor of this wonderful outreach project. We want to thank everyone in advance for the time & supplies dedicated to making the items for our clients.
Safe Haven’s mission is to provide relief for the underprivileged and distressed survivors, including children, of domestic violence by educating, advocating for, and empowering individuals. The organization promotes safety, well-being and justice while respecting the adult survivors’ right to self-direction and control over their own lives. Safe Haven is committed to fostering changes necessary to eliminate personal, institutional and cultural oppression. They believe that ending domestic violence requires connection and collaboration to create a clear vision and a collective voice for social and systemic change.