EUREKA TOWNSHIP, Mich. —
Many hands make for light work.
That doesn't mean the hands of 24-year-old Felyshia Rackham don't
hurt after personally knitting 60 hats within the past couple
months for orphans in Grand Rapids, Mich.But Rackham's effort was just a dent in the 575 hats the young
women and Relief Society have knitted since Sept. 1
at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Greenville.
The group for Mormon teen girls ages 12 to 17 meets every Wednesday
night for fellowship and service. The group was looking for a new
service project in September and heard about the need for warm
winter hats and mittens for children at the St. John's Home in
Grand Rapids.St. John's Home was established in 1889 as a Catholic orphanage
and now is a private, nonprofit, nondenominational agency that
provides residential therapy and shelter care for about 700
children and teens suffering from abuse and neglect.