Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Top Volunteer

We are thrilled beyond measure that our own Jean Guneysu has been nominated for WXIA/WATL 11 Alive's Community Service Award. She was nominated by LaVann Landrum of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. Jean has been a tireless advocate for dressing trauma bears. Just this decade, Atlanta Knitting Guild has given over 1500 trauma bears to the advocacy center and its predecessors. Hundreds of those bears were the work of Jean, who never ceases to pour her creativity into her work. She has knit chef bears, beach bears, sporting bears. The bears are presented to the advocacy center at our December meeting. But Jean doesn't take a rest during the year. For example, Jean and Elizabeth H. will be setting up a table at Stitches South so that attendees can donate bears.

A heads up to our membership: There will be a news team at our March meeting. They will be videotaping Jean and the bear project. Since you might get caught on camera, be aware to come dressed as you would like your neighbors to see you if they watch the evening news.

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