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Craft to help others April 25

April 18, 2017

If you want to make a difference, and help Huskie students need, consider participating in the Giving Project. The Operating Staff Council (OSC) is hosting workshops as a way for NIU Huskies to give to others. Join some Huskies who are excited about creating practical and useful items for those in need while collaborating on ideas for projects.

The next workshop is scheduled for 12 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in the Glidden Room of the HSC. More information and other workshop dates are listed at Come to one or all! Current staff, students and faculty are welcome, as well as NIU retirees.

Bring a current project, a crochet hook if you want to learn how to crochet, knitting needles if you’d like to learn how to knit, or scissors if you’d like to make “plarn” (plastic yarn made from grocery bags that is used in making tote bags for students). Other current projects are baby blankets, scarves and washcloths. Participants are making items for NIU students who utilize the Huskie Food Pantry, and parents who have children enrolled in the Child Development Lab.

Yarn and plastic bags will be provided. A limited number of crochet hooks and knitting needles are also available.

RSVP to Pam Roesner at [email protected] or OSC at [email protected].

Barbara Andree, Office Manager, College of Education teaches Lisa March, Office Support Specialist, Public Administration, how to crochet a granny square baby blanket.